Thursday, 29 September 2011

Eigg and how it inspired and changed me

I am always looking for inspiration to fuel the creating side of my nature on the journeys. I find that by carrying a camera with me, I take the time to seek out the natural beauty in the landscapes that surround me. I feel almost naked going for a walk without it and tend to rush to finish and get home.

Sometime I get so inspired by a view that I will then take the time to paint it. That happened with my walk up the Sgurr of Eigg and this is the result.

It was during this walk that I finally made up my mind to hand in my notice at work. Im only 56 but I have had a hard paper round since I was 17 and have now decided to call it a day. I will need to supplement my savings with part time work of some sort... but I will worry about that later.

I finish work in a couple of weeks time and my plan is to devote time to my painting. I guess that will mean spending lots of time in the countryside looking for inspiration as well as spending time in the studio developing my style. It should also give me plenty new blog material.

Yup... I’m looking forward to early retirement .. and I don’t think I will get too bored :-D


Douglas Wilcox said...

Hi Donald, I am sorry I was not able to climb the Sgurr of Eigg with you. I am also pretty sure we both started cleaning wheels in the car wash when we were about 14!


Donny Wilcox said...

There will be other times Douglas ..perhaps next year if we get a settled spell we can cross and spend some time exploring the island :-D

Yup..I had forgotten those early years at the car wash..I eventually quit there too..but its not that I have quit many jobs in my life..