Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!  How did the weekend go for you?  I hope it was a good one!  It was nice and busy at the Moy Highland Field Sports Fair, despite the inclement Scottish weather!

Not much time to rest though! Today I will begin rushing around getting the house, garden and studio ready for Perthshire Open Studios which starts in five weeks.   I’ll sort though my photos in the next few days and write a longer post later in the week.

Amazing Week

I’ve had another amazing week preparing for the Moy Highland Field Sport Fair near Inverness which is taking place this Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd August, and of course I have some photos to share!

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Sunflowers….. One of my favourite flowers

Monarch of the Glens

Monarch of the Glens

 

Reminds me of the Mediterranean Sea ....

Reminds me of the Mediterranean Sea ….

 

Must be summertime.....

Must be summertime…..

Summer at Eden Court……

Hi there! I can’t quite believe that we are more than halfway through the year… How was your weekend?  I had an amazing weekend at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness and I can’t wait to show you some pictures. . . …

Goldcrest Art

 

Mac Designs

Mac Designs

Fiadh

 

Designs by Inez

 

Cairngorm Creations

Cairngorm Candles

Quick hello….

So how goes the plans for the weekend?

It’s threatening to rain around here and its gloomy out, but that’s a good excuse to stay at home for the next couple of days.  

I just wanted to pop in to say quick hello and give you an update.

I’m back in the studio now, tearing right into my pottery projects for next week craft fair which is at the Eden Court Theater in the beautiful Highland capital, Inverness on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July  

I’m really excited to be returning to this great event.

If get through this next round of making pots……..

Summertime…….

Hard to believe its Friday already!  The week has whizzed by.  I’ve been busy every day but for the life of me I couldn’t tell you what I’ve actually done!  

The June weather continues to be changeable. Some days we have cold, unrelenting rain fall that sweeps through, breaking up the warm sunny days, bending the surrounding flora and fauna under the weight of all the water.

Some of the highest mountain peaks are still frosted with snow and on sunny days the sight is absolutely breathtaking.  Everything is still so fresh and green at this time of year and the countryside evolves  daily, the sun and rain seeming to make things grow extra fast. As I walk the winding country lanes, making my way through the dreels or around the vast raspberry fields,  I observe and take note of the many changes that have taken place. I enjoy time close to the beauty of nature. It helps me feel more centered and optimistic it is also a great source of inspiration which often influences my work.

I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am about my new projects! They combine all of the above and some of my very favourite things….

Here’s a wee preview…..  

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Piggleliggle will be at – Rouken Glen Park

A 100 year tradition as an escape for people from Glasgow and the west of Scotland.  Rouken Glen Park is the largest and most popular public park in East Renfrewshire.  The park now boasts two cafes, a boating pond, woodland walks and a large children’s play area.  

It will host the Armed Forces Day this Saturday 21st June 2014 and Piggleliggle Ceramic Studio will be there in the Scottish Craft Fairs marquee beside other craft workers. Come along I’d love to see you.

 

 

Friday ……..

It’s Friday and the end of a long busy week! Hope you had a good one. 

For me, finding a bit of calm in my day is as simple as stepping outside and taking a deep breath. Nature always has a way of soothing my soul.  It’s nice weather today so I’m taking my coffee out to the summer seat.

Sometimes, it really doesn’t seem like much is happening in the studio for… well, an age, then all of a sudden things start to come together.  I try to keep my projects moving forward especially when I’m busy and making good progress or things just sit on the shelf, waiting to get finished.

Any big plans for the weekend? 

The Priory Church, South Queensferry……

So how is your weekend going?
I have been very busy.  On Saturday I headed over to The Priory Church in South Queensferry.
The stunning Forth Railway Bridge

To the right a spectacular view of the Forth Railway Bridge

The Priory Curch on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is 600 years old, its history is varied and rich. The restored medieval building is nestled on the banks of the Firth of Forth.
 
Cruise Ship anchored in the Forth

Cruise Ship anchored in the Forth

The enthusiasm and excitement of the fair was pretty invigorating. I had a lot of fun watching all the excitement, meeting all the people.
To the right...... The Forth Road Bridge

To the right…… The Forth Road Bridge

 

Today, I’m back in the studio……

The Priory Church South Queensferry