Blog by Fabric Lenny: Sexy Peat – A first look at the Island of Lewis

Last nights workspace

Last nights workspace

Yesterday was my first full day on Lewis and I really felt like I needed to get out and look at the island. After picking up a few supplies I jumped in the car and started to drive. The roads were clear and the views spectacular. I spent a long time watching a murder of hooded crows mobbing a pair of large raptors above the road near Dalbeg, stopped off at a Norse Mill and Kiln, and then at Gearraanan Blackhouse. After a few hours of sight seeing I headed back across the island. It was an exhilarating drive on a single track road through blanket bog with spectacular panoramas . Awesome!

I worked into the night on a series of paper based works and a couple of iPad based paintings.

Bog Cotton on the way to the Norse Kiln and Mill

Bog Cotton on the way to the Norse Kiln and Mill

After getting bitten in German last week I was taking no chances with the Scottish midges

After getting bitten in German last week I was taking no chances with the Scottish midges

Raptors on the iPad

Raptors on the iPad

3 Birds - mixed media

3 Birds – mixed media

Silenced - bamboo pen and ink

Silenced – bamboo pen and ink

Perched on a Sleeping Giant - Graphite

Perched on a Sleeping Giant – Graphite

Magic Secret - iPad Painting

Magic Secret – iPad Painting

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