Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A Great Long Weekend

All last and this coming week is Dorset Art Weeks.  It's the largest open studios event in the UK with over 800 participants showing their work around the county.  We've had a lovely time visiting quite a few, and making the odd purchase.  In fact I've been so inspired by it all I've decided to join the group and will, hopefully, have a bit of a show in two years time (it's biennial).  I asked a friend last night if she would be willing to show her paintings with me and she agreed so I won't be alone at least!  At last I have a focus! I'm really looking forward to it.  Perhaps I can now put into practise all the things I have been putting off doing whilst C&Ging.

We haven't done too much for the Jubilee but last night we did have a beacon lighting at the trig point above our valley.  A good bit of beer and BBQ beforehand, a huge fire that lit up the sky along with five others we could see in the distance, a mass singing of God Save the Queen, several spectacular firework displays in the larger venues like Salisbury and Poole and, not to be outdone of course, Mother Nature had her own beautiful beacon lighting up the sky.

I hope you've had a great time celebrating the Jubilee too!


  1. Hope you all had a safe walk off the hill in darkness. The rising moon was fabulous here too but my photos were not :{

  2. What fun! We are enjoying watching the Jubilee celebrations from this side of the ocean!

  3. Glad you have decided to join the Arts week. At least you've got plenty of time to get everything together.

  4. I really enjoyed all the jubilee vents, but sadly in Windsor the beacon was by invitation only :-(

  5. An open studio event must be very inspiring. Although they have had some in this area, I've never been to one.


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