I met up with Australian artist and regular blog commenter, Katie Roberts (and her son, Kirra), yesterday.
The strange sight of bloggers without a computer
Of course I didn’t expect her to travel the entire distance without some effort on my part, so I said we could meet up somewhere in between for a coffee and blether. I suggested Weatheriggs Pottery, just south of Penrith, about 80 miles from here.
Despite discovering it’s no longer a pottery and is now Weatheriggs Animal Welfare Rescue and Conservation Centre, it didn’t stop us having a good coffee with plenty of blether.
Unfortunately it was a cold, wet and miserable day. This didn’t spoil the encounter, it just meant photography turned out to be much trickier than expected.
Katie has hair of great texture. With wonderful dreadlocks flowing from the back of her head and curling ringlets at the side, I had hoped to add Katie’s face to my portrait exhibition in May, especially after she’d flown and driven over 12,000 miles for that cup of coffee with me. But in the end it wasn’t to be. I did get some reasonable photos, just not ones suitable for the darker theme of the exhibition
Hair of great texture
I did feel a bit guilty that it had taken her several days of long and arduous travelling from literally the other side of the world, just to spent 2 hours chatting about blogging and life.
However, she’d decided that as she and her son were now in the UK anyway, they may as well spend a few weeks seeing family and friends, and take in some of the sights while they was here. In fact they were off to drive through parts of the Lake District right after we parted company.
So that took of the pressure off a bit...