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Towards the Skerries, Shetland

It was still and sunny when Buttercup the Beetle and I parked up. We positioned ourselves so that I could see everything clearly, and within minutes the heavens opened and Buttercup was being rocked gently by a not-so-gentle gust. Looking […]

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Whiteness Voe, Shetland

It’s a day of witnessing the sky and water in intense communication. One pouring forth and the other accommodating the outpouring. The land and islands around Whiteness Voe bearing witness to pure nature. Whiteness Voe, Shetland Charcoal on handmade paper […]

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Sketchbook Project: All The Drawings from Scalloway

So that’s a sketchbook filled! A wintry wander round the docks, steps and slipways of Scalloway, Shetland. You’ll find the blogposts for the drawings if you select either Shetland Residency or Sketchbook Project in the topics menu above, and here’s […]

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Sketchbook Project: Scalloway Marina

These are my final Scalloway drawings as I continued round the harbour, out of the village centre and towards the marina: The view over the harbour towards East Voe and Trondra from a slipway between West Shore and Scalloway marina. […]

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Sketchbook Project: Scalloway Village Centre

Turning our attention towards Scalloway village centre now, we return past The Booth and down the steps and round what I initially thought was a water tower (it’s actually the sewerage plant!): There are steps down to the sea just […]

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Sketchbook Project: Blacksness Docks

Continuing our meander round to Blacksness Docks, here are the next three drawings from Scalloway: I can see this rather sizeable boat tethered to the corner of the dockyard from my window. It marks the entrance point of the docks […]

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Towards Weisdale and Sandwater, Shetland

Heading back down the A970 after exploring the Nesting area on mainland Shetland, these contours caught my eye and so I pulled over to draw them. Not so much of an official parking place as much as one of the […]

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Mavis Grind, Shetland

The rather fabulously named Mavis Grind is a narrow joining piece of land that links the mainland of north-west Shetland to the Northmavine peninsula. I didn’t know that this was where I was until afterwards, I’d just found a place that I […]

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Melby Beach, Shetland

Getting into the feel of the island by taking Buttercup the Beetle (that’s my car) on an exploration of the west coast here on mainland Shetland. I drove to the end of one of the roads and chanced upon Melby, […]

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Hello from Shetland

I’m writing in the middle of a brisk rain and wind episode that makes the waves outside my window look like they’re about to hop up and step in for tea. Yes, it’s January in Scalloway harbour on Shetland, so […]

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Take Time: Day 2

Karen Logan Frustrating day Finished new panel, ironed it and carefully pinned it into place, tried not to stretch the fabric while allowing it to find its fit. Result – still puckered and hanging oddly. The cloak is unwieldy and […]

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Knowing my status

I have long admired, and been more than a little envious of, artists who are able to gather their practice around a single word, phrase, or concept. Not only does this concise summary of a practice ease communication but in […]

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award

the film made during the residency trees can hear you is a winner at the beyond the curve international film festival in the best experimental film category.  it’s also received an outstanding achievement award.    

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feeling giddy

we’ve had another support session today.  i feel giddy after the session, i love the manner in which matt has conducted the session and the resources used within it. –skips off to eat lunch–

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beginning phase two

feeling calm.  i’m recently out of the planning session for the support phase (phase 2) of the residency. already i feel a benefit – i’ve been able to share and talk about things to do with my practice i’ve not […]

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standing – not bored

so here we are at the middle of august and our time in the space coming to an end.  saying goodbye to the space was emotional – i hadn’t realised until it came to an end how much i had […]

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in flow

so after a couple of weeks i’ve found a flow state.  i feel happy in the space, feel confident about working there and most importantly after making some changes in how i use the space i feel safe.     […]

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july of direction

as i came to compose this post i noticed the title of the previous post, written a month ago.  i skimmed that post to get a feel of where i was and i’m happy to reflect that at the end […]

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the notion of resources

there are two of us on the meanwhile residency.  our time together is currently taking the form of a conversation based on what we leave in the space as a result of us being there.  today i searched out thomas’ […]

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Day 15 – last day of 2021 residency

The last day of this year’s residency. Three weeks have flown by too quickly. This is the shortest time I have spent at the Ness of Brodgar but on the other hand it is my first time away from home […]

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Day 14

Many hands helping with cleaning the floor for Drone photography in Structure 10. Meanwhile the cinema in a hut has been taking shape for tomorrow’s world premiere for the archaeologists. Pictures of the event tomorrow.  

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