We went to an art opening at ‘The Schoolhouse Tearoom’ Dornie last night. For those of you who don’t know the local area, this is Dornie;
Being used to the low turnout at our local events we were rather astonished by the fact that at somepoints there wasn’t event room to get more people in the door at this opening! Brilliant, a great change to catch up with lots of artists and interesting people who live over that wee hill from us.
Congratulations to Mary and her team of busy helpers on putting together such a great show and lovely opening night. There was musical accompaniment provided by ‘The Renewables’ Donald MacKenzie
and Harvey. Donalds contribution to the art show was my favorite there.
The theme of the show was ‘Tea for Two’, many artists had found this a challenge, it was to be on a 30cm box canvas, It was great to see so many different interpretations of the theme from a range of people, schoolage contributors, amateurs and professionals. a lovely and inspiring show! Here is my contributuion again.
i couldnt get a photo in sitchu- too many people!
Meanwhile other news in brief;
- My partner Richmond ( who’s writing so many books, comics, scripts & articles at the moment I’ve lost track ) and I run The Highlands International Comic Expo, Hi-Ex. we took a break in 2011 to pursue all our other projects but we’re back! a new website is up ( many thanks to Miniman web design for much patience and help) , the tables are selling out the guest list is building!
- I have done my first drawn comic strip in what seems like ages, its out now in Something Wicked comic & i’m pleased with the way it has printed.
- I will be working on the colours for a new comic strip on the life of Irish King Brian Boru, it will be published in the New Irish anthology ‘Lightning Strike’ . This story has been written by our Richmond & drawn by the very talented Cormac Hughes. The enthusiasm behind this project is great, though I am starting to feel a little old and the whole team look to me like they are twelve years old. But then so do many doctors and police… i am old. oh dear. perhaps working with these younglings will keep me from mentally seizing up too much?
- aaaand there is loads more going on but that will do for now ! Thanks readers for your patience and continuing interest!