Jar No 99

Jar No 99
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 99, April 2011

Jar No 99 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 99 in situ, April 2011

Contents: Ink drawing over bleach and salt drawing
Released into wild: 9/4/11 at 16.00
General Location: Heriot, Midlothian, Scotland
Status: Found by Ruth Churchman, given to her brother Ian in November for him to rerelease

This bleach & salt drawing strongly suggested landscape to me and the addition of a horizon line, a few hints of foliage and a flock of wheeling birds was all it took to heighten that.

Jar No 99 close-up
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 99 close up, April 2011

I rarely draw landscapes these days but there’s something so fitting about placing a landscape back in the landscape where I first started seriously drawing. When I started out, I often used to draw the hills, trees, sheds and walls around here – I found it helpful that they generally stood still.

This jar walk was both slow and hurried. The first part of the walk was almost glacially slow because I had my nephew with me and when you’re nearly two, every stone is worth investigating. However, releasing the jar was a ‘dump, photograph and go’ because even when restrained in a pushchair, toddlers emphatically don’t appreciate jar walking!

P.S. I don’t normally give clues but it’s only fair to let you know that while it is easily accessed from the road, you’ll need to investigate the field side of walls.

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7 Responses to Jar No 99

  1. Sally says:

    Loving the jars in the wide open spaces of Scotland!! The barbed wire & old fence post made my heart skip a beat – I’m a country girl! And Scotland looks alot more like NZ than Bristol!

    • kirsty says:

      Everyone I know who’s visited New Zealand has said how similar it is to Scotland, Sally. I’ve not visited it but I’d love to, especially after seeing my brother’s stunning pictures of the glaciers.

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      Hi Angele, it’s a free WordPress theme called Comet 1.4.2 by Frostpress. I found it in WordPress themes sections.

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