Many years ago I was lucky enough to get involved in the 3 Harbours Art Festival here in East Lothian. A fantastic event combining art, craft, music and storytelling amongst others. I stopped being involved when I started up the CIC MADE in East Lothian as I was spread a little thin and time to create was at a minimum. However I am now creating again, with a vengeance and it was just lovely to be invited to take part in a fundraiser for the 3 Harbours here in Haddington. Tying in with the Haddstock music festival - the second in a row, this is a showcase for East Lothian artists. I am very much looking forward to taking part and especially seeing my new works out on display.
Some of these are completely new, some are works revisited. Being an artist, and a teacher, evaluation is second nature. Sometimes talking over problem solving tricky issues with my students helps refine my own practice. It is a win win for me teaching. Some of the works are parts of series, such as the Portal series based on a visit to India, and also the Pushing the Envelop series which is based around the business envelopes that come daily over the door.
Carol E Duff