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A wet start to the residency but, despite the rain and swarms of flies, it was good to begin getting acquainted with the site. I sat in my hire car to paint the weather and did some drawings of the archaeologists catching up on their paperwork. Accompanying sound recordings featured birds and passing traffic, with very little wind interference – thanks to my new wind sock.


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Visiting a few old haunts on Orkney before the residency starts tomorrow


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Packing to leave for Orkney this evening. Ready to start my Artist’s Residency on Monday. Hope I haven’t forgotten anything…


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I’m delighted to say that my project, in addition to the Travel Bursary from The Artists Information company, is now also supported using public funding by The National Lottery through Arts Council England.  This means I can afford some really useful bits of kit like this hat and the hire of a small car as a mobile studio. Meanwhile I continue to sell prints at the bargain price of £15 to raise the required match funding. The #Fab16 exhibition continues @societycafe until July 6th and the whole series can be viewed at http://www.karenwallis.co.uk/sale.html

 


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