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The fundraiser was launched in style on a cold but crisp January day with allthe volunteers who run Mary-Ann's Cottage, turning out to make a paper boat outside the the cottage.
Paper boats sailed in constantly for the next 7 months- hundreds of them! from 122 different boat yards in 25 different countries.
Quite exciting when the postie arrived each day! A fantastic response to our request for paper boats, I was really quite flabbergasted!
All the boats then went on display in Caithness Horizons, Thurso, and all boatswent on sale by secret silent auction. Bids came in from near and far, aseverything was also on a dedicated paper boat blog. At 6pm GMT Thursday 24thSeptember, the auction was closed and no more bids accepted. Now, you can imagine the excitement, wanting to know how many bids came in, did all boatsfinds a new home, and did we make any money for The Caithness Heritage Trust volunteers who run Mary-Ann's cottage!!?? And did I get the boats I bid on!!
Beki Pope, manager of Caithness Horizons, has the unenviable task of sorting all this out ! We helped to re-pack boats for their potential new owners. It was quite like a bizarre kind of bingo - Beki calling out numbers, while wecollected envelopes and boats from up a ladder on the wall or on the table -this was a very busy harbour!
Caithness Horizons are contacting the successful bidders over the next few days. We are going to wait until all boats have been collected and money in, before making our announcement of how much money was raised in total. The initial signs are good, as you've all been so generous, so again, I'm flabbergasted at what we've managed together - from just a paperboat.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
A few pics taken on the opening night by Sheila Moir - Thanks Sheila.
And here's a few more pics of the paperboats exhibition!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
It will be broadcast on Wednesday 9th September.
Here's what to do!
Go to this website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/ then go to the box headed Naidheachdan (its on the lefthand side )and click on the link for An La (It's on the righthand side). There are two programme options available, one is for watching live (8pm - 8.30pm) and the other is for the most recent programme played. An La is Gaelic for The Day. An La is a news programme. Our paper boat fundraiser is one of many news items broadcast.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
www.west-lake.co.uk (apple juice & cider)
The boat makers were:
Brora Gaarfields August 2009 3yrs – 13yrs
Golspie Feis July 2009 8yrs – 12 yrs
Golspie Sutherland Easter 2009 Art and Storytelling
Strathpeffer July 2009 5yrs – 11yrs
North Kessock – August 2009
Culbokie July 2009 5yrs – 11yrs
Isle of Barra (Feis) July 2009 3yrs – 13yrs
Invergordon August 2009 5yrs – 11yrs
Dornoch Allsorts Summer 2009 5yrs – 12yrs
Golspie March 2009
The photograh is of boatmakers in Golspie, and was taken by Clive Grewcock for their local newspaper.
I had been working on this project for you in March. I made some myself using directions posted and got so excited about all the variations of paper boats possible that I did it as an art workshop for my daughter, Josie's 2nd grade class here in Zagreb. I but luckily my daughter is bilingual so she helped tell her classmates what to do. My son Darian also helped to get ready for his pirate birthday party on March 8. I found your site looking for directions to make for his themed event.
It has been a long journey, while was William Young was on the maiden voyage of the ‘Westland’, we were on the maiden voyage of our new house ‘Burifa’. We are now ship-shape, safely tied up and on firm ground ready for the future.
The ‘Rolling Home’ is made from local sycamore (Thurso Scotland) with an artists brush for the mast. We wish her ‘Bon voyage’ wherever she may sail.
(Still shows the old house!)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
My boat is made from paper printed with fisherman’s gansey patterns.
“ A fisherman’s gansey was once his most distinctive feature. A navy blue jumper, patterned on the top half and part of the sleeves was a proud possession. It was likely to be knitted by a loved one and carried a pattern characteristic of the fishing port of the family.” Project looks great. Deirdre.
Monday, August 17, 2009
1. Red Boat by Beth Garey (11) Printed from an original design by Beth after a printmaking session with Lynn Taylor. All of the icons have special meanings to Beth.
2. Foil Boat by Beth Garey (11) with seagull.
3. Poety boat (handwritten in pencil on the boat).
Small wooden planks neatly assembled into a tree, into paper, into a boat, a dinghy.
The boat is slow to age and slow to rot .
The weather hammers, the weather beats upon the wooden prow, the curving sides and the slender oars.
The rain lashes it until the oars fall in the water and the boat sinks.
Beneath the silent water there is a peace, there is a calm, from wave to sand, battered wood surfaces on some far off shore like a beached message. And then it rots far up the beach onto the land, and the soil builds up into a tree. Into a boat.
by Beth Garey (11) Broad Bay
4.Memories of My Grandmother by Chrisine Garey Broad Bay, Dunedin, NZ
28th July 2009
For the grandmother you gave me, for the mother you gave me, and for the daughter you gave me - the precious women in my life - I cherish your memory, Greatgrandmother of mine. Safe voyage home to the old country.
Though I never met you, gentle soul, you are much remembered and much loved,
Click on text to read.
I have a blog, I am a beginner. I post my impressions about the piece of world around me, sometimes what I see, I feel, I think; my arts also. Sorry it is only in Portuguese!
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande du Sul, Brazil
Friday, August 14, 2009
A love poem
Just to be simple
Don’t need anything more
Don’t ask nothing
No buy things
No need more
But have only one need
Daisy e-mailed me some more info:
I made the "sea" hand made felt with Creole wool and I'm very involved with wool rescue.To explain better : the box tie is paper used to envolved thread phone antiques."
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Dear Joanne, Here is our attempt at paper boats. Rhona used the cartoon page from the ‘local’ paper ‘The Tri City Herald’ and she has managed to set the ships cat (Garfield) just in the correct place - looks like he is heading for a snooze! Inspiration for the other one came from watching the fast boats race on the river last weekend. What a short journey it would have been it NZ if they had one of those boats! Speak soon. Sheena and Rhona.