Friday, 3 October 2014

Birgu and Qbajjar

An early morning 7.30am ferry to catch the Birgu weekly market this week. It probably wasn't worth the effort despite the huge number of stalls. Sadly all selling exactly the same things, fruit and veg, cheap clothing and the odd mop. It seemed to be hugely popular with the locals but not really the bric a brac I was looking for. Maybe the Sunday market would have been better. was another chance to wander around the very lovely Birgu waterfront and marina.

The Grand Harbour

Storms brewing over the Citadel.

 Still no rain to speak of. It was all out to sea.

I am starting on a new project, a collaboration with the other artists at The Mill Room Gallery. A series of 5 canvases each using the five elements of Feng Shui as a theme, (long stoary....for another day). Water, Fire, Metal, Wood and Earth. We are all very different in our styles and it will be interesting to see how they turn out. There is a record launch held at The Mill Room at the end of the month so we have a few weeks to work on these. 
Inspired by the horizons and colours of this island my works will loosely be based on the strong horizontals and diagonals of the landscape. More on that soon.

A pot of gold somewhere out at sea ?

Small dog enjoying the cooler weather. Actually those rain clouds did amount to the heaviest down pour I have seen for some time. I was rushing around on the terrace last night at about 2.30am , rescuing tables and chairs from being blown down the road.
As I drove through the bay this morning the digger was busy putting the beach back and a posse of workers were clearing up the debris. Mountains of bamboo has been washed under and over the top of parked cars..... The start of the winter weather is with us.


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