I thought I would share some photos of my beloved pop-up tent this week. Whenever the weather gets sunny I put it up in the garden and use it as an outdoor studio. I love the sunshine, but turn into a lobster within seconds, so the tent is ideal because it provides shade and allows me to work outside. It was very hot during the week. I don't bother with tent pegs when I am only using the tent for a few hours during the day, I just weight the floor with heavy blankets and cushions so I can easily pull the tent around to follow the shade. I also use clothes-pegs to attach a large blanket over the top for extra shade in the summer. I painted a number of watercolours on Thursday and Friday; I keep a pile of smooth stones under a bench which are just right to weight watercolours down while they are drying (Fife breezes can get a bit frisky!)
I find the shadows cast against the pattern of the tent fabric beautiful, they have inspired a few drawings since I bought the tent (in Aldi, of all places) in 2017. There is such pleasure in crawling into this secretive, shaded interior! Folding the tent away in blustery weather is often a comedy moment, however, and Friday did not disappoint - I ended up laughing so much I got all weak, and the tent re-erected itself 3 times before I secured it into its bag. B saw the whole thing from a window which overlooks the garden and kept shouting Carry On type remarks which really didn't help.
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Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
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