Showing posts with label Mull. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mull. Show all posts

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sketching & Chasing Sheep

On my holiday I was determined to sketch some sheep. Fresh faced lambs and their mothers surrounded the hills around us. Our drive times were at the mercy of sheep as we drove along the country roads, they would stand and stare at us from the middle of the road, whilst we patiently waited for them to move along.
So, I thought, it will be easy for me to sit and draw. However it seemed that these sheep, despite their over-friendliness with cars, did not feel the same about people. Whenever I seemed to get close, quietly sitting on the grass, one would decide that I could be a threat, let out a loud warning 'bleat' and off they all scarpered. Eventually I decided the sheep sketching was just not meant to be - shame, as the lambs were so cute!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Back to reality...

I am just back in Glasgow from a week away on the Isle of Mull. On Mull the view from our window was this, and the only sounds around were symphonies of bird song and the occasional lamb bleating.
My brain is now adjusting to the view of the flats opposite, pigeons flying about, traffic noises & the sounds from our neighbouring flats!

If you are ever in Mull, you should head to Calgary (yep- that's were the Calgary in Canada gets its name from). Not only is there a
gallery, there is also a sculpture woodland walk, which takes you down to the most gorgeous bay.
And whilst exploring Balamory - oops, I mean Tobermory, check out An Tobar. We were lucky enough to see an exhibition by Gillian Murray aptly entitled 'Scotland's Islands and Edges' there. Her work has such a sense of serenity to it, which I appreciate even more after experiencing a week on Mull. Everywhere I looked around the island was inspiration for possible future work, the colours, the hills, the wildlife, I could go on!

Now back to reality...