My new adventure began last Tuesday as I flew from Chicago to London and then on to Scotland to start my artist residency at the Glenfiddich distillery.
The flight was long, but good. Many movies to choose from and I was lucky to sit next to a nice couple from Iowa who were off to Paris for the first time. For our meal they served chicken curry which was quite good, even though it seemed like an odd choose for airplane food.
When I finally got to Scotland, Andy Fairgrieve was there waiting for me along with Tim Ellis, an artist who was in the residency program back in 2011. He was in town to work on a show at the Glenfiddich gallery.
I'm staying in a cottage that's about a 15 minute walk to the main part of the distillery grounds. Every day I pass William Grant's old house, two horses, and an old railway. Yesterday I saw a deer run past me as I walked down the road.
I feel fortunate to have this opportunity. There's so much to draw and many new experiences to be had. I've already started to take my drawing board out on the grounds and draw the world around me. It's a wonderful thing.