Gimme Shelter

A wee small shelter, fit for one. One and a half man shelter A workshop and symposium with Deveron Arts.  This workshop really interested me as it had such strong echoes of my own Shelter degree show piece. It was really interesting to listen to another shelter builder talking about his whys and wherefores. We…

Building Shelter

 Degree show set up with my wonderful mum as a second pair of hands

Very Wild Berry Mead

Raw local honey Blaeberries (Vaccinium myrtillus)Brambles (Rubus fruticosus)Geans (Prunus avium)Ling Heather flowers (Calluna vulgaris)WaterWild yeasts from all of the above The alchemy of wild fermentation transforming and interweaving these wild ingredients into The Blood of LifeThe smell wafting from the airlock is promising, the outcome utterly unpredictable and unrepeatable… Only time will tell if this…

Blaeberry Mead step 2

Straining off the must  Fermentation is properly under way and I have strained the the juice out of the berries. It’s smelling good, looking good and bubbling through the airlock convincingly… First ferment with airlock

New Highland Contemporaries 2

My loom and film installation is on view in the New Highland Contemporaries 2 exhibition in Nairn this week!  For details of times and dates please see here

Nothing to wear!

The other day I had one of those moments… You know the sort – I looked in my wardrobe and there was NOTHING to wear!!! Nothing that is except things I didn’t feel like today, or were too thin and light for the dubious Scottish weather with hail and sleet mixed in with the lively…

Musing

Sorting through my fabric stash I re-found a bag labeled ‘cleaning rags’ in my Nanna’s handwriting. Several of the pieces have holes worn right through, some have obviously been recycled several times prior to being consigned to the cleaning rags bag – I found pillow slips mended round the edge with a slightly different fabric;…

Walnut Ink

I am determined – I am going to do a silk screen print with home made walnut ink. So far I have tried two mixes of colour extracted from the green walnut husks I gathered on campus at Moray School of Art. The first try was far too liquid; although the colour was good and intense…