Friday 25 November 2011

Alloway Auld Kirk

Spent an Autumn afternoon hunkered down beside the gravestones at Alloway Auld Kirk to sketch this card in Acrylic for Liz in Australia - Liz and Borromini  So glad it arrived safely as a previous card disappeared into the pit of the lost post.

From Postcard from my Walk

"Today I received this amazing postcard from Bridget.

It is of the church in the village of Alloway – the setting for Robert Burn's poem Tam O’Shanter. Although I am in love with Scotland and been there 9 times in the past 12 years, I have only had limited exposure to Burns and did not know this poem at all. Of course I have looked it up now

She prophesied that late or soon,Thou wad be found, deep drown'd in Doon,Or catch'd wi' warlocks in the mirk,By Alloway's auld, haunted kirk.
Just wish I had someone with a lovely thick Scottish accent to read me the whole poem!"
  Liz and Borromini


  1. Hi, I just had to say how stunning the banner image is. And, I enjoyed the one in this post, as well.

  2. This one has a special power, makes me think like something out of french painter Georges Rouault. I do like it. Sincerely, JBP

  3. Thankyou for the lovely comment - so happy that you like the banner Casey. I tried to reduce the size but still struggle with the technology!!

    It's just down the road from me Jean-Baptiste and I know the poem very well. When its lit up at night it can be quite an eerie building.


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