In between the showers a wonderful evening walk over the tops, heather and gorse, pink purple and yellows. Haytor , Saddle, Top, Pil and Rippon Tor……
August has brought changeable weather across Dartmoor, but I loved an early morning glimpse of blue sky and ponies….. then clouds and cattle…
So whose a lucky girl, when Dartmoor National Park received an email from 8 Norwegian men from Tromso enquiring about mud racing, skydiving, cricket and landscape painting among other English pastimes, …..ah send that to Amanda.
What a fantastic day we had, a Grand Day In, as the wind and rain on north Dartmoor was 48 mph! We painted, walked, explored Gidleigh, laughed a lot, shared a traditional Norwegian lunch together and painted some more, we even had an exhibition. It was all filmed, so my 15 minutes of fame will be in Tromso. What good sports they were.
Prepped & packed for our Artists Day on The Granite Elements Project tomorrow.
Raw linen stretched. Knives scraped. Earthy palette. Micaceous haematite. Searching for deposits of sands, ballclay and lignite. All in the Bovey Basin., washed down from the granite on Dartmoor. This is going to be fun……now where’s me raincoat.
38 Degrees teams up with Campaign for National Parks
What a great 80th Birthday party! Two Art in Nature Walks curated nationally by Richard Shilling with local artists facilitating. We, on Dartmoor had a very creative day. I was aided by Land Artist & fellow art & ecologist, Linda Gordon from the North Coast of Devon.
The weather was excellent and views from the top of the moor to Plymouth Sound. Lovely people had signed up, especially the children. Lots of fun creating and laughs.
We were joined on Dartmoor by Gemma from Campaign for National Parks, Marq & Kareem from 38 Degrees, Official photographer Emily W-W & puppy husky, Leigh of BBC Spotlight & Cameraman sent by Alice @Wonderland. The Moorland Guides were busy with their walkers also. Add in the open day for National Parks Week at The Visitor Centre with rare breeds, white face sheep, dartmoor ponies etc. It certainly was a busy day in Princetown!!
Thank you to all the participants for their inspired work, but the gold star goes to Jennifer for the designing in dung. Move over Chris Ofili you have been usurped!
And the crowd roared MORE please ……..