Thursday, 22 July 2010

The land of Barbara Rae

Soon I will be on my way to this cottage where I will hunker down from the might of the midges and try to blot out the bitterness that is Mother.
I am busy packing and making lists, all very last minute. I am driving to York, staying the night before setting off on the final leg. I hope to at least draw and maybe paint. My inspiration to visit came from some work by Barbara Rae, I love the energy her work has and it took me back to the days when I visited Scotland at least once a year. Even as a teenager I thought it the most beautiful place to be.
Sadly distance, children, lack of sun and cost have stopped me going back, until now. I found this beautiful cottage next to a lovely loch and it seemed the perfect place to be for two weeks.

I hope you all have an amazing holiday too, I will be back in a couple of weeks but have left you with some sporadic posts in order to clear out my picture file.


Johanne said...

Hope you have a lovely time in Scotland, even though there seem to be some "issues" with you mother.

I´ve just come back from a holiday to Scotland, we stayed in a cottage on the Isle of Skye. I, too, think it´s the most beautiful place on earth and wish I could go more often. And I, too, brought my mother (and my husband and kids). It rained and was very windy, but I still feel the impact of my nearly two weeks there.

Before we took the plane back to Stockholm we did some shopping in Glasgow and Edinburgh. And I found myself thinking "this is something that Indigo Alison might wear"! Funnily enough, since I look very different to you – only 5 foot 2 inches and a bit chubby... You seem to have become my new style icon!

I look forward to seeing what you will return with in form of inspiration and perhaps finished paintings!

Johanne in Sweden

indigo16 said...

WOW, hugely flattered and really glad you liked Scotland despite the weather. I consider a day without rain a bonus so fingers crossed. My sister is flying in for a long weekend to dilute Mother! so that one way canoe trip may have to wait....Only joking, I need her to pay for the pub lunches!!!

materfamilias said...

Have a fabulous time! Just try to ignore Mother as much as possible, or at least get some decent blog posts out of her grousing. . . I'll look forward to seeing the photos

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auntiegwen said...

Enjoy my mother country xxx