Saturday, July 24, 2010

Higgledy Piggledy

On Thursday a friend and I drove around the area looking at possible areas for her to move to.  Just driving round with nowhere in particular to be by any given time is rather nice.

We watched this cute foal and a friend galloping round the field just for the hell of it, then he rolled around in that sand, probably also just for the hell of it. If you squint you can just see him in this shot, foals having fun do not pose for blogs.

We stopped at an arts barn that has intrigued me for a while but I have never had the chance to stop and look around. It  has a sign ourside advertising garden decorations and art, I can't remember the exact wording used. Anyway we stopped.  The grounds and barns are scattered with many, many paintings on wooden boards. Paintings of sunflowers, cats, cockerels,and horses, all lying around higgledy piggledy. (The paintings were lying around not the sunflowers, cats, cockerels, and horses.)  Lively fun paintings full of movement and colour. I didn't take any photos of the paintings and nor did I buy one. I should have though as I would like one, I'll have to go back.

I've found the barn on Google street view and here is a link to it for you.

I loved the paintings and the barns, I took some snaps on the Blackberry but it's hard to convey the atmosphere. 

It's a place that appeals to the magpie and the artist in me.


Rob Inukshuk said...

Now that sounds like a place I would love to have a nose around. Do take more pics when you visit again.

ms toast burner said...

Ditto what Rob said. That place looks fantastic. What a great space.

Yeah, go again!

VioletSky said...

Seeing those foals playing must have brought much amusement to your drive!

I drove past Hastings last week, but didn't stop. Rather wish I had ventured off the highway now.