This weekend was open studios for artists and artisans here in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland – Crossing Borders. I went to visit some fellow artists and had a fabulous day. First here are some snaps I took on my travels – the Hills in the far distance are the Cheviots.
My artist friend Hugh Roberts lives in the middle of this little piece of heaven and paints the big skies and wide spaces in bright acrylics.
I love his work, so today I went mad and bought a painting! I forgot to take a photo of my painting though so you’ll have to wait until I pick it up.
I also bought an unusual but gorgeous bag from the talented Julia Cunningham and an unique ceramic button
from Clare Norris whose beautiful work was new to me but right up my alley.
Now I need to make something lovely to sew my button on.
Plus, if it wasn’t a good enough day already, there was a local car boot sale (swap meet) en-route and
I was lucky enough to buy two wool sweaters for upcycling and four balls of hand spun wool –
watch this space to see what they turn into.