Full Moons & Reflections ...........
The last few weeks have been taken up with festivities & family and not surprisingly much felt ! It has been good to stop a while , rest the shoulders and simply enjoy getting out into our landscape where the Full Moon shone brightly (between lashings of rain I'll not deny !!).
Much was made of the fact that the Full Moon has not fallen on 25 Dec , since 1977.
I don't remember the event exactly but I do know I was on Iona that winter , crisp walks on the ice covered shoreline and a summer of drought followed !!!!!!
Today I have strolled lightly in the bright winter sun on another shore , amongst the colours of Torridon - the strange purple of the Birch trees against the burnt gold of the hill with their fresh snow gilded pinnacles. These birch trees also throwing silver around to cascade across burns as they gush & splash their way to the sea , catching the sun as they go . The Cladach grey of boulder stones against glistening seaweeds awaiting another full tide. These images gathered in my mind's eye for more felt work -( & , like a sketch book , on my new, all singing all picture taking phone (( massive learning curves ahead..)) as I try harder to engage with the world technologically at my fingertips! ) Fibre at my finger tips being my comfort zone & easier mode of communication.
In the run up to Christmas I was fortunate to have a steady flow of work to undertake , including a Feltscape of Rogie Falls ( between Contin & Garve ). Thank you Katie .
2016 looks fairly busy from early January .So I am hoping for a bit more relaxation catching up with neighbours over the next couple of days ! Looking forward into the New Year ~ meeting up with old friends at the Highland Weavers, Spinners & Dyers in Strathpeffer on 9 January .While getting back to the felting table with new projects I 'll also be preparing for a Workshop here in Torridon on 6th February ,(more details on the events page of Croft7 website ) .
But for now Mrs Fingal is going to enjoy the fading light of 2015 & wish you all a very peaceful & fulfilling 2016 ~ go well , go lightly ..... Slainte ! agus Bliadhna mhath Ur !!