Oh my it is turning all autumnal and chilly out. Whilst I dislike this miserable rain the thought of golden leaves, watery sunshine and fields iced with a thin layer or sparkling frost get the tingles of excitement going with that lovely anticipation of a new season!
It has been a busy couple of weeks with walnut wine racks, chopping boards, wedding plans, routed thumbs, trips to A&E (for said thumb), trips to Stirling and exhibiting at the Pittenweem Arts Festival!
The Pittenweem Art Festival took place from the 6th - 15th August in the beautiful coastal village of Pittenweem, which can be found in the East Neuk of Fife - a truly stunning part of the world. Art lovers and tourists from near and far descend on Pittenweem to discover the charms of it's harbour, heritage and to wander down it's narrow streets and step into open houses, galleries and garages to be inspired and awed by the talent and creativity of the artists, sculptors, potters... (the list goes on) who are exhibiting there.
I was incredibly privileged to display one of my pieces in the converted Baptist Church owned (and converted) by David Graham. David is a very talented professional photographer whose work is both moving and inspiring have a look here. Some of his work is displayed in the stunning church which he opens up as one of the venues during the festival. He does a great deal of work for charities and in 2006 set up this charity http://www.changingideas.org
So my olive ash hall table took a little holiday in Fife and hopefully some of the passers by were inspired to commission from little acorns.
With absolute joy I have been working on a walnut (with sycamore details) wine rack which was commissioned as a 21st present. The walnut was stunning European Walnut which in my opinion is much more magical than its American counterpart. The end result, after some shellac and wax, was rich, swirling chocolates, flashes of deep hazelnut and heavy rain cloud grays. Have a wee look...