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whiteout descending…

It is indeed white out for most of us, on Thursday, in the midst of sporadic whiteouts the lure of Arthurs Seat was too strong to resist…for me and a lot of other intrepid Edinburgers it seems.


I decided to walk around the base of Arthurs Seat and the Crags, a walk that normally takes a leisurely 40 mins or so. Took me a good 2 hours or more, as once round the first “bend” exposure whips drifting snow into my face and blizzardy white outs occur every 5 minutes or so. The snow is dry, powdery and soft under foot, reaches my ankles, but is much deeper in parts.

IMG_20180301_144940_resized_20180301_063637621Whiteout descends.

Am delighted that again once around the first “bend” there are almost no people at all so i kind of get the place to myself.

IMG_20180301_150830_resized_20180301_063607852Dunsapie Loch deserted, no people and no birds, a thick porridgy sludge of ice forming on the surface.

Worth every frosty minute though, as it is so beautiful trudging through pristine snow with the occasional cross country skier passing for company and the world briefly muffled as only snow can.


Round the base heading back southwards again, people and all the birds in the park seem to be congregating on St Margarets Loch. An over enthusiastic bird feeder (in my opinion), chanced his luck on the slippery banks and thankfully does not fall in!


ThinkArts films….

Here are a couple of films i made about the ThinkArts residency i recently participated in (see previous few posts).

work in progress…



So we have a beautiful large gallery space at the City Arts Centre to work in for the second half of our residency. See above how it was when we entered it. Inspired by all that space and all our discussions we decided to make a multi sensory installation for small children, based a somewhat on all the things we have discussed and shared over the past 2 weeks but also in a collaborative, cross disciplinary way which hopefully pulls us in directions we might not be able to manage on our own.. See below for apparent chaos but actually its just work very much in progress, will post more as our cunning plan develops…and hopefully will develop further and beyond the residency:

img_1258img_1262img_1267img_1268img_1279img_1282img_1285photos 2,5,6,7,8 by Nik PT

late artists…

Very much enjoying the halloween inspired windows of greyfriars art shop at the moment, particularly enjoying the fact that the names mentioned do not consist entirely of dead white men!


stop motion eclipse…

stop motion of that eclipse (see previous post)

eclipse stop motion from marga vp on Vimeo.

Best to watch the film big (click on “enter full screen” bottom right hand corner of vimeo screen) or the sun will look a bit tiny.