Friday, February 24, 2012

Me and the Monkey of Fame

The Scottish Children's Book Awards ceremony yesterday was a blast! And the winners were:

0 - 7 Ross Collins - Dear Vampa
8 - 11 Ross Mackenzie - Zac and the Dream Pirates
12 - 16 Nicola Morgan - Wasted

Hearty congratulations to all and sundry! And below, some photos from the signing, and me and the Monkey of Fame, who dropped by for the snacks.

(Jamie! Give me back my camera! Now! Jamie? Hey, come back here ...)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Currently My Favourite Camera Setting (Film Grain)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Canada Feb. 2012

(And tomorrow - my personal favourite - film grain!)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Not Just Any Old Trough of Fish

"Farlin - a communal container of herring." Also, a project thought up by the people from Fife Contemporary Art and Craft AND Shetland Arts.

Because you are cunning and observant, you will have noticed that I get more than a little excited by cross-media stuff, and this project is no exception. With 26 Treasures I got to respond to an object - this time I get to respond to a person AND an object! My collaborator is Sarah Riley, a wildly-talented textile artist from Shetland. We're still right at the beginning of it all but don't worry - I will keep you posted, while trying to keep high-pitched squeals to a minimum.

Meantime, it's nice to be back. Thanks for holding.

Cheers, Joan.

P.S. My love affair with my new camera continues hot and steamy - and, it must be said, at times a bit blurry. Come back tomorrow for some photos from a train, from a plane, and using film grain. (See what I did there - I made a rhyme so that it would seem that inflicting my holiday snaps is really somehow literarily legitimate ...)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

While I'm Away - Two

And now - Islay.

Thank you for holding - your visit is important to me - I'll be back next week ...

(They never say THAT when they put you on hold, though it often feels like it!)

Cheers, Joan.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

While I'm Away - One

Instead of ghastly tinny musack as a holding pattern, here's a photo of Orkney from this time last year. Now that's soothing.

Cheers, Joan.