Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Pittenweem Arts Festival

On Saturday we went down to Pittenweem Arts Festival located in the East Neuk in Fife. Previously we've gone for the weekend but this year we only went for the day. It was an absolutely baking hot day, lovely for wandering around the village. Each of the artists exhibitions are in houses or gardens of the residents of the village, some of the artists being residents and others visiting artists. It's a lovely informal way of meeting the artists and a great way to have a nosy in the houses, some of which are absolutely amazing. There is a painting competition for amateurs on the Saturday morning, you can see from the photo, there are lots of artists dotted along the sea wall (photo from last year). We were a bit disappointed in the number of artists and venues this year, previously there have been over 100 but this year there were only 80 venues. It would also be nice to see some more textiles, ceramics and other 3D art. We were delighted to see a new exhibitor this year whose work included rope knots ranging from tiny little ones to huge ones - these would look superb dotted around the garden. I bought a rather cool rope knot pot with an alpine planted in it. Last year we made a weekend of it and stayed in the most wonderful B&B, Troustrie House in Crail, I would highly recommend it. http://www.troustrie.co.uk/

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