On Saturday we were invited to the 10th Birthday party for VARC - Visual Arts in the Rural Community. Based in the grounds of a fabulous Country House close to our cottage. Come with me............
First I came face to face with this sheep which I thought was real but on closer inspection it was made from straw, wire and sheep dung. Brilliant!
It had a pal and
was in a field with some others. I love art that doesn't have to be explained to me. Inside the barn we drank champagne,
ate chocolate cake and
looked up at the ivy clad roof lights. I love this barn.
A hog was being roast for the evening party. I thought it was an iron lung. I like to see the hog being spun over coals myself and also I couldn't smell it but peeked in the windows and saw it turning.
Artists are given 1 year residencies at this fabulous place and the best so far has been Imi Maufe who I wrote about on this blog a year or so ago. At her table we had to pick a badge with a number on, sketch our houses on the paper they were attached to then
stick the number on a map of our area. I love her ideas.
My friend Jenni was there with her van for entertaining kids. We call her Edie McCredie of Balamory.
On leaving the party the views of the valley in the late afternoon sun were stunning and
click on this image to see what this signpost says. It could only be found here.