I'm often asked if my felt pictures are based on real places or on images from my imagination. Well, I often take photos to work from although I don't always have my camera to hand (particularly when I spot dramatic cloud formations when I'm driving on the A9). So, I thought I'd share some of the images and places that have inspired me in Scotland.
Chanonry Point Lighthouse on the Black Isle near Inverness.
I Love the many different shades of grey and cloud formations in the sky looking back towards Inverness. This is also a great spot for dolphin watching.
The Fairy Glen, Rosemarkie, on Black Isle.
The reflection in the loch is almost a perfect mirror image.
Handpicked wild flowers in painted jam jars.
Outdoor co-ordinator Alis and myself ran a group with patients at New Craigs psychiatic hospital making these gorgeous multicoloured arrangements.
Achmelvich Beach on the West Coast
Chloe & I had some items to deliver to Ceard gallery and gift shop in Ullapool. The weather was unusually gorgeous, so, we packed our camping gear and had lunch at the Seafood shack in Ullapool, headed north and pitched camp Achmelvich. This sunset was stunning!
Here I am discovering that the water isn't as cold as I'd expected!
Cove, near Cockburnspath in the Borders
Historic village on the east coast. I took a walk down to the shore with my husband on Easter Sunday & felted this image a few weeks later. Well worth a visit.
I love visiting Edinburgh, there's nowhere else like it! Edinburgh was one of the first places to build multistorey dwellings. We spent a girlie weekend in an apartment in the New Town (which is actually rather old!) to celebrate my daughter Chloe's 16th birthday. My elder daughter, Kirsty, now lives there so I'm planning to trade in Edinburgh soon. (Assembly Rooms, Christmas craft fair this December!)