“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” ~ thoughts on my new daily art habit

Here we are in February already.  The days are flying by, as they always do.  How important it is to stop amidst all the busy-ness and take a moment to notice.  Little things, like the sunshine pouring through these glass ornaments on my windowsill right now……

 

…….and the lovely play of light on these blue desk items:

 

I am being helped this year in my daily noticing by my art calendar.  For several years now, my friend Becky has been writing about art, inspired in part by previous versions of this daily injection of joy.  This year I could not resist joining her! Continue reading ““Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” ~ thoughts on my new daily art habit”

Edinburgh’s Summer Festivities

We are having a glorious few days here in Edinburgh at the moment.  Such good weather creates the perfect backdrop for enjoying all that our wonderful summer festivals have to offer.

All fingers and toes were very much crossed for the opening of the Edinburgh International Festival.  This was an event called Deep Time, and it was projected onto the side of Edinburgh Castle.  Here is a recording of this amazing creation:

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Is this summer….?

We are having another lovely run of warm weather and sunshine here in Edinburgh.  I took this photo yesterday while Hub and I were out for a stroll. Although the blossom is starting to go over on most of the trees, it is wonderful to see the trees filling out with their new leaves – I love all the greens at this time of year.

And in the distance, you can see Arthur’s Seat which is currently be-decked with gorgeous orange gorse flowers.

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It is rare to be able to walk out without a jacket in this part of the world, making it seem all the more special when we can.

It is also extremely civilised to be able to sit in this window with the sun pouring in, surrounded by one’s hobbies. This photo was difficult to take and process because of the wide contrast between the sunny exterior and the darker interior, but hopefully you can get an idea of this delightful spot.

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I very much hope you are all having an equally nice evening. 😀