Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy campers

I had the good fortune through the week of taking off for a couple of art-filled days with friends.

It is such a busy time of year, and everybody I know is running this way and that, wondering how on earth can we fit another thing in?  In a serendipitous moment a few months ago, one of us mentioned this lovely place to visit and afterwards the others thought, we should try to do that.

Months out we pencilled one night away into our diaries, hoping it would hold in amongst the madness that explodes onto the diary pages about now.

And it did.

So we packed our bags with a bit of food, plenty of water and of art supplies and not much by way of changes of clothes which was great. All very low-key and comfortable.

We spent time in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by history and stories and from generations past.

It was special.

We all sat quietly by ourselves and did what we do. Some photographed, some drew, some sketched, some painted, some rubbed, some wrote.

In amongst the hurly burly they were stolen moments of quiet, and solitude.

Such lovely reminders...


  1. Beautiful subtle colours and textures, they really express a feeling of calm

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    1. I love those times out of time Mo - so very special. Go well.

  3. Definitely special, and time to be treasured.

  4. Such beauty and treasured time together. Thank you for sharing!

  5. It sounds perfect, just like your photos. Spending creative time with great friends is just the best thing isn't it?

  6. I love your pictures! Glad to have found your blog!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the pictures and your discovery Solveig! Go well.

  7. I love the compositions you framed with your camera, Fiona! Works of art just waiting for you to witness them. Wonderful when a date chosen so far in advance, against all odds, happens as it was meant to...

    1. The photos do capture the calm and gentle beauty of our time away; and oh boy, were we ever thrilled we had booked that one night, those two days, in our diaries and could do it!


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