There is a whole lot of effort and preparation goes into putting on these great big events in town. I suspect there are people thinking about next year’s arts and crafts trail already. Certainly a few people turning up to put up beach huts at the harbour a few days before hand are only the tip of the iceberg.
And on a skeleton staff too.
Amongst the needlework on display at venue 14 was this lovely banner of houses by Fleur McIntyre.
Up one of the closes was a board of artwork by Kayleigh, aged 3 ½, including some stones with jolly faces.
Flower arranging was displayed in Greyfriar’s church. When I was there there was a demonstration of flower arranging too – I didn’t wait to see it.
This is Ian Dawson of the Burnhead Woodturners demonstrating a little lathe work. Since there are only two of them, perhaps I should mention Bill Johnstone too, who was also doing demonstrations over the weekend.
Some of their work.
There is a famous painting of James Guthrie’s which shows an old Kirkcudbright worthy (here) and bears the date 1886. In his painting Geronimo (after Guthrie) Richard Ipaint has coupled this image with the words of Ten Bears. 1886 is also the year Geronimo surrendered.
As well as studio, there are a number of gardens open around the town. This one from along the High Street is delightful every year.
Sometimes you strike it lucky photographing bees.