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The Tin Shed Summer ArtFest

Alan Taylor, Artist - Renard the Forever Alert Fox The Tin Shed is a new virtual venue for LoveArtNorthEast’s pop up fairs and exhibitions. This group of North East artists and makers usually holds regular art markets in Newcastle, together with a number of seasonal and one-off events. None of this has been possible this … Continue reading The Tin Shed Summer ArtFest

Early Autumn

I recently completed an excellent one day navigation course with North East Guides, and finally got to grips with using a map and compass. This really is an essential skill if you’re venturing into the hills, even if you usually rely on an app on your phone. I got to try out my what I learned … Continue reading Early Autumn

August Landscapes

It’s hard to believe that summer is over. It seems to have gone really quickly this year, maybe because Covid means that we’re still not entirely back to life as normal. “Mixed” is the best word to describe the weather in August. We’ve had sunshine, showers, heavy rain, wind, and some very grey days. There’s … Continue reading August Landscapes

Falling Leaves

It's still officially summer, despite the weather today feeling more like October. However, the nights are definitely drawing in now, and there is a backend-ish feeling in the air. I'm not a lover of late summer, and I'm already looking forward russet and golden leaves, misty mornings, and cosy log fires. In anticipation of autumn, … Continue reading Falling Leaves

Barley and Wheat

I made this silver and ceramic pendant using a piece of sea-weathered pottery from a beach in Fife, Scotland. I count it as one of my luckier beachcombing finds, because it's a fairly regular shape, and the ear of wheat just sits in a nice diagonal across the surface. So many pieces of sea glass … Continue reading Barley and Wheat

July Landscapes

July has been mostly warm and dry, but with some fairly determined spells of rain in between. We’ve had a lot of typical late summer skies, with big clouds. It’s been lovely to get out and about a bit more, and although it’s a little busier with visitors than it was, as you can see, … Continue reading July Landscapes

A Summer Walk

I was supposed to be doing a 26 mile charity walk in July,  along the Northumberland coast. Sadly, like so much else this year, it had to be cancelled. To make up for it a little, I concocted my own challenge walk, which may have been lacking in length at just shy of 15 miles, … Continue reading A Summer Walk