Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Don't Do Spooky? A Happy Halloween Is This Way.....

Halloween - Doorway To A New Season...
Blow Away The Cobwebs! A Blustery Day in The East Neuk - Set Of Tiles By Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish

Happy Halloween!  This time of year is of course best known for ghosts and ghouls, witches and the other-world - which can be lots of fun if you're into that sort of thing! On the other hand, if you find yourself easily spooked, take solice in some of the alternative traditions associated with the festival. According to the old Celtic tradition of Samhain, which preceded Halloween, this time of year has its roots in honouring the end of summer and the beginning of winter.  Samhain literally means "summers end" and today's blustery weather in the East Neuk suggests the festival has arrived in perfect time!  This is a bewitching time of year to wander up and down the wee wynds in our enchanting coastal village. We're witnessing the breath-taking elemental magic of stormy seas, gold dust sunsets, starry skies and moonlight over the water.  Artists and art lovers adore the colours and changing light of this season. So, if witch tours, guising and scary movies leave you feeling a little jumpy after Halloween, put down the broomsticks and pick up a paint-brush!  Alternatively, have a look at what local artists have been creating as you unwind your way around Pittenweem during this upcoming open weekend...


Find out more about the warm welcome you'll receive in the various venues - including the brand new Art at 47 - over at www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk. You'll discover plenty of inspiration for the next big festival - Christmas! Of course, our little studio-gallery-boutique,  Funky Scottish will be open this weekend too. Hope you can come in to say hello and have a look at my new "Coastal Daisy" designs! There won't be a scary pumpkin in sight....

HAPPY HALLOWEEN,

Karen  XXX


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