Saturday, April 21, 2007

Green Gallery Opening and a temporary addition to our family.

Today was a day of rest - I just haven't got down to anything - just drifted from one half completed task to another.

I began potting on lavender cuttings which will be for sale at Drymen School's Fun day on May 12. The lavender stall will be manned and managed by the school's eco board and all proceeds will be going to pay for improvements to the school playground. I have agreed to nurture the cuttings until the sale. What a responsibility!

Tomorrow afternoon I shall have a stall at the opening of the Green Gallery- this is quite exciting. The Green Gallery used to be in Aberfoyle and always had a good mix of art and crafts. Its owner, Becky Walker has a keen eye for the kind of paintings, sculptures and ceramics that actually work in a home. I have never been in the position to buy a painting (though I have coveted a few) but over the years I have bought some lovely pottery and ceramics. Just before Christmas the Gallery moved to Becky's home in Buchlyvie - the Christmas Exhibition was in her actual home, a beautiful Victorian sandstone house with wonderful views to the hills. Now the gallery has moved to its proper place, a converted coach house in the grounds. I saw the space yesterday and it looks lovely - calm, clear yet domestic. There is also a sculpture garden I am keen to explore as getting pleasing sculpture for outside can be difficult. The opening is tomorrow 2-5 and all are welcome. More details of the exhibition are on the Green Gallery website.


This is Tim - a 12 year old Jack Russell. Tim's owner died last night so he has come to stay with us until he can be found a new owner. So far he seems to be a lovely dog - he and Jasmine are rubbing along fine and the cats are ignoring him.

He is used to being the only dog in the house with a single owner so I was a bit concerned about how he would take to us. So far, so good though he is still at the compulsive wandering around stage. His owner was not in great health for a while I am told so he didn't get many walks - his wandering sounds like someone drumming their long fingernails in impatience.

If anyone knows of someone with space in their home and heart for what seems to be a great wee dog - call me on 01360 660 903.

7 comments:

Sew Recycled! said...

Oh bless, I am not a huge fan of dogs, but just look at his face! Wow you have been busy as well. What beautiful tulips!

Tracy said...

If i was closer i would gladly give that chap a forever home - i am sure my girls would love him and kiss him and generally look after that dear little old man x
Good luck in matching him with the right new owners - that can feel like a big responsibility. And if he is still homeless in a few months i shall collect him from you on our journey up North!
Good luck with your stall.
Tracy x

Liz said...

There is a fantastic sculpture garden near to my home. Extremely pricey, but a beautiful garden to wander around and dream. Visit www.hannahpescharsculpture.com if you are interested. It is worth a look.
Poor Tim. How sad to lose his owner after all that time.It must be so strang for him. Good luck with finding him a new home.

Marie said...
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Marie said...

Hi Jane
Good luck with the lavender cuttings. I am sure that you will do well, as lavender is always popular. Thanks for you lovely comments on my lavender post.

I hope that Tim finds a new home.

Marie x

Jane said...

Thanks for your good wishes for Tim. His owner was connected with the church in Dunbartonshire and local churches there are meant to be mentioning him in the local notices part of the service this morning.

Hopefully it will come good for him - I would like him to get settled quickly as it must be distressing for him to keep moving - home to police station to local minister to here.
He had a settled night and he and Jasmine are getting on well but now he is back to wandering round and round, presumably looking for his owner.
Fingers crossed for a forever home.
J
x.

Jane said...

Thanks for your good wishes for Tim. His owner was connected with the church in Dunbartonshire and local churches there are meant to be mentioning him in the local notices part of the service this morning.

Hopefully it will come good for him - I would like him to get settled quickly as it must be distressing for him to keep moving - home to police station to local minister to here.
He had a settled night and he and Jasmine are getting on well but now he is back to wandering round and round, presumably looking for his owner.
Fingers crossed for a forever home.
J
x.