Sunday, 7 December 2014

lendwithcare is an organisation that helps to finance small businesses, mainly individuals, throughout poorer parts of the world.  Click on the link to discover how simple it is to lend a small (or larger) amount that will transform somebody's life, and to read about the different projects.

PS   26th January

I recently made my first loan of £30 to a cooperative looking for around £1000, and have heard that they already have their full amount and that I will be paid back soon.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

SSA Annual Exhibition 2014

  Diana Hand   Tang Horse 2   Charcoal on paper

I am pleased to announce that my drawing "Tang Horse 2" has been selected for this important exhibition with the Society of Scottish Artists at the Royal Scottish Academy, National Galleries of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh, EG2 2EL.  The exhibition is open from 5th December to 20th December, 2014.
For more information please click here.

This drawing was inspired by by trip to China a year ago.  I visited the main art museum in the ancient city of Xian to look at the ceramic horses of the Tang dynasty.  The elaborate mane plaiting is still used today, as can be seen in this photograph.