Anyway, ....For the past four years Hilary, Helen and I have combined our respective studios to make up a trail for visitors during the NEOS -North East Open Studio event. In 2014 decided to pool our skills and create a one stop studio at Heckleburn. Hilary's sister Sarah joined us from Hampshire and so we were a Stitch, Weave, Glaze, Draw exhibit. This was SO much fun we decided to hold a christmas event and after all this activity no one had time to make flapjacks so we invited Carol to join us -who makes all manner of deliciousness and became Stitch, Weave, Glaze, Draw, Cook..
There was much hilarity and LOTS of present buying - the date is already pencilled in for 2015! (12th - 14th November) go on put it in your diary before you forget!
I really enjoy working collaboratively and was inspired by participating with 48 other artists (including Helen) in the Dolphin project that visited Aberdeen in the summer of 2014. I also was really impressed with the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" exhibit at the Tower of London http://poppies.hrp.org.uk/ and both those projects and my ongoing involvement with the River Dee Trust and the Banchory River Festival planted the seed for the idea that has grown into a "River of Fish".
So in January 2015 things started happening very quickly and the talents of "quine of grammar punctuation and word play" - Jan joined us and as a collective we aim to combining and share skills to engage the community and individuals through imagination, education and creative projects within Aberdeenshire.
We have a constitution and we are not afraid to use it......Our first event is the River of Fish project.....