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I'm a nature obsessed artist who lives in an little house in a little vilage in the Highlands of Scotland.I wander around a lot in the wilds and spend time just looking at things like birds and moths and trees and rocks. The rest of the time I'm drawing or painting, making odd things out of old stuff and drinking giant cups of peppermint tea. Imogen Greene is my pen name. I like the way it sounds and it just kind of suits what I do.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Winter is coming....

I seem to have been working rather a lot lately ,with not much to show for it... (I'm hoping that is about to change.) I managed to sneak out this morning for a quick walk in the sunshine, I saw crested tits and three red squirrels. I smelt the pines, dazzled my eyes on the water and tasted snow in the air.

Later, back home I looked out the window to see the first snow of the winter just starting to settle. Winter is coming........

today, first snow of Winter 2012/13

Monday, 15 October 2012

A bit of fresh air

A short break from the studio on Sunday. Cycled to where the road runs out further up the glen  from Laggan to listen to the stags roaring. We found a lonely newt trying to gain some warmth from the road and carefully removed him to a rock to save him from being squished by a car. This is a beautiful and wild part of the world about to be blighted by huge electricity pylons,  the type of progress I'd rather do without.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Highland Affordable Art Fair: the verdict.....

Well, it was a success! I did put a lot of hard work into preparation which meant a few late nights working before hand but it really made a difference to setting up my space and making it look interesting. I think if anything I had a bit too much on display because a lot of people looked at the work on the table and never glanced near the artwork on the wall or the free standing board! I sold more than enough to make it worth while even  though the turnout was pretty poor really, so it is actually very encouraging that I sold as much as I did. The quiet spells gave me a chance to chat to other stall holders and check out different methods of display on their tables and sneak away for odd cups of tea.... Every one was super friendly, especially Kate Tweddle, her jewelery is fabulous so I just had to buy one of her necklaces as a little treat for myself once I'd made a few sales of my own. Interestingly,the items that attracted the most attention on my stall were my painted beach pottery and sea glass pieces. It was really good to hear the feedback from potential customers and I  now know that they will sell even better as brooches and necklaces, which means a bit of research and time experimenting with jewellery fixings and a power drill. It's going to be fun!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Highland Art Fair

It's been a week of rainbows, which I hope is a good omen for my first art fair which is happening on Friday and Saturday. I've been packaging paintings and  beach pottery, making display boards, printing labels and lists, designing the layout of the stall..... there is so much to do!! There is a growing pile of boxes in the corner of the front room and I'm not sure it's all going to fit in the car. I'll let you know how it goes....


king street, nairn, IV12 4BQ
friday 5th october 17.00 - 21.00
saturday 6th october 09.00 - 18.00