facebook, I have had my work reviewed, I have even tweeted. I have had a relatively good response to all these virtual ‘pictures in bottles’ which have been floated out into the online ether - good, bad or ugly - an 'online presence' is developing.
So, now – time to get painting again – there are several exhibitions I would like to take part in, and I have
ideas for larger pieces of work piling up like crazy.
Now as I look up from my computer screen I am startled by the colours of the new season: red and rust of
the rowan trees – laden with berries - leaves turning, bare stubble fields, last green of the grass, and always the blue of the hills.
Along with all the colour and texture around me, the other inspirational highlight this week has been attending a lecture by John Newling, at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen – part of their Guests at Gray’s Series. Newling is a British artist – a pioneer of public and civic art – art about living. His most recent
exhibition; ‘Ecologies of Value’, was held at Nottingham Contemporary earlier this year.
Newling talked of: spinning till you hit the ground, hydroponics, the weight and value of human touch, 2 pence pieces, seeding ideas and plants, cultivating, kale walking sticks, the sound of wishes, the Moringa Oleifera tree – fabulously inspiring.
Hat status: furry hunter hat
Painting status: prep stage