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.





3 comments:

rachellucie said...

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

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Hannah Nunn said...

looks really gorgeous!x

Blueberry Park said...

That beach looks to die for.