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.






4 comments:

Barbara Rogers said...

I love following your blog and being an armchair tourist! Glad you connected with Doug and Hannah, who don't have time to blog much these days. Wonder if blogs are going to be a thing of the past...hope not!

kjsutcliffe artist said...

Eek my favourite place (and favourite time of year) sadly will be missing it this year however another arty friend of mine has gone for the first time and loved it. I'm glad you posted all the door and ginnel photos, to me they are 'Kirkcudbright' xx

Julia said...

when you say scallop dredgers.....?

gz said...

Julia they use heavy metal combs on the sea bed which scrape off the mussels, scallops and whatever else into a net. Not a very delicate operation.....