I was invited down there by Hannah Teesdale, the learning officer at the museum. Between us, we are hoping to host a presentation on Silhouette Art during the lifetime of Robert Burns, sometime in November this year.Hannah will be taking care of all the organising, including - generating an interest from the general public.Me? Well, I am hoping to do a background presentation on the exquisite art of Silhouette cutting, past and present.This will be followed by a live demonstration of the cutting process and a light-hearted hands-on workshop.I will take along the raw materials, (paper & scissors) I just hope there aren't too many injuries!!! :-)Silhouette scissors are very sharp.
Hannah was kind enough to be my guide as we toured the museum. It has been a number of years since I have visited the national bard's birthplace. I was very impressed with the set up. a very modern museum is now in place, close to the beautiful 'Land O' Burns' gardens and the ever enchanting 'Brig O' Doon'. Well worth a visit if you are ever in Ayrshire.
If you have never heard of Robert Burns - shame on you!
When friends the world over link arms on the stroke of New Year and sing 'Auld Lang Syne', they should remember that the lyrics of that song were penned by Rabbie Burns.