Thursday, 1 June 2017
Spring Fling break in Kirkcudbright
We had two days going round Spring Fling this year, starting with Hannah and Dougs' workshop at Lochdougan House. It was good to see four studios open there, one painter,one painter/printmaker and a fused glass artist.
On via Christine Hester Smith at Barnbarroch (and good coffee and flapjacks!) where Wendy Kershaw was the visiting clay artist again.
I bought The Pirate an early birthday present....a Badger, Badger coffee mug.....
We stopped in Kirkcudbright for a late lunch by the Harbour...and ended up staying there overnight, rather than driving home and returning.
It is a fascinating wee town with much history, including being known as an Artists' Town. Many have settled here, visited, been inspired by it over the past 120 years and more.
I was fascinated by all the doorways and ginnels.
There are still fishing boats working from here, mainly scallop dredgers, but only about half a dozen.