Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Still in love with the sea.

Returned last week from ten days and nights on Uist ( It was meant to be only nine but clearly we didn't know enough about the unpredictability of Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries - thanks so much to Donald for allowing us the extra night! )
Uist was wonderful despite the changeable weather and the fact I had a virus for most of the holiday. The landscape was such a contrast to the steep hills and valleys here in West Yorkshire - it was fantastic to be able to see such far reaching wide open space all around us. I also loved the the character of the buildings, old and new, the people and the amount of bird life. Last but not least the beaches were amazing - beautiful white sand stretching all the way along the west coast of the island and such peace and tranquility - I had to remind myself one day that it was bank holiday Monday, as myself and the girls seemed to have the beach to ourselves. ( Charlie was off on a 50 mile bike ride that day. )

Just this weekend I started some lino-cuts inspired by the landscape and bird life. - Spent most of last week still layed up with virus - didn't rest much whilst there, hence it dragging on I guess. Anyway almost right now so back to it. Lots to work towards - Hebden Bridge Open Studios in a few weeks plus my Solo at Calder Gallery in September.

Here's a lovely reminder of the sea for all us land-lubbers! Helen from fellpainter included a piece of mine in this beautiful treasury of hers today.(Click to view) Thanks Helen.


rachellucie said...

wow, Kate sounds idylic (virus excepting, of course!) great pictures of that beach, it could be somewhere tropical!


Hannah Nunn said...

looks really gorgeous!x

Blueberry Park said...

That beach looks to die for.