Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Hill Walkies...

© Pointy Pix
So, I know up till now my Walkies series has been based on different eras in history and the fashions of the time.  This week I'm deviating slightly as is my prerogative (where inspiration leads, you've got to follow!).

Those of you who've been reading my blog since at least February may recall my birthday trip to the Isle of Skye courtesy of my lovely husband - well he then framed one of my favourite photos from that trip and I keep it on my dressing table where I can see it as I'm getting ready every morning - it both cheers me up, as it was such a fantastic time, and depresses me because I'm not still there but rather am sitting there getting ready for another day of 9-5 drudgery!

This was the photo:

And it came to me yesterday when I saw it perched on the dressing table, that I hadn't yet included the West Highland Terrier in any of the Walkies ACEOs and, as is often the way, word association ensued - "Ack, look at our wee dogs there, wee dotes...they loved Skye....I loved Skye...that day up the Quairaing was brilliant....I miss hill walking (even thought I'm not so keen on the hill part on the way UP...hmmm, hill walking, hill walkies...ding!"

I guess I'll keep on doing the Walkies series as long as:

a) eras/situations inspire me; 
b) I draw every breed of dog known to man; and 
c) I can keep on coming up with cheesy titles for the blog posts!!


  1. Oh this is beautiful Pointy Pix, so love the colours you've used and how the dogs are having the greatest fun. Annette x

  2. It turned out great! I think the jeans look really good and you captured thee feeling you're talking about. I lo e your walkies I hope you don't get uninspired yet. : )

  3. Beautiful picture, looks like all were having fun! Valerie

  4. Great Inspiration , makes me want to take my camera (& dog) for a walk :) Well done great results!!!

  5. What a beautiful picture, wish I was there to! x

  6. Absolutely and totally my favorite "WALKIE", Nicola! This one has so much feeling and energy to it. :)

  7. Thank you all for the comments on the fun and energy of this picture. I just loved seeing how much the dogs were in their element running about all over the hillsides as I huffed and puffed my way along behind them!

  8. Excellent walkie...especially since it's you and your doggies. What about a FUTURE walkie? An alien with a future dog. :)

  9. This series is such a cool idea & this is a beautiful picture.
    Kat :-)

  10. Gorgeous, I love the you composed this with just a bit of the mans legs, allowing the view to be most important. Wonderful work!

  11. Carol, a Future walkies is a great idea - I'll see what I can come up with!!

    Thank you Kat - I am really enjoying coming up with new ideas for the series.

    Stephanie - that's me in the picture but I won't take offence as with my short hair and walking clothes I guess from the back I did look like a man!!


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