Creative Peninsula 2016
It is so long
since I sat
and watched the clouds
as they drift across the sky
to paint a dream
on the horizon
This has been a year of so many firsts,
so many good memories that I want to keep in a bottle to look at again later!!
August 2016 saw me take part in my first Creative Peninsula event, even though
the festival itself has run for 15 years now. It is advertised as "Northern Ireland’s
premier celebration of Art and Craft" and I couldn't believe that I was one of these artists!
Although it features all sorts of events - Open Studios, Tours, Exhibitions, Workshops, Demonstrations and more,
I decided to take baby steps this year and only participate in the two main exhibitions. The first at Ards Arts
Centre's Georgian Gallery, which also hosted the festival's opening event and the second in the Long Gallery
at the North Down Museum. I did manage to attend several of the other events in the festival and can't wait for
the 2017 event - what a month of moments to treasure!!