Although later than I intended I pleased to announce February’s issue in the “Print of the Month” Collection. Seeing as this month includes Valentine’s Day I thought it would be appropriate to use an image that reflected that theme so that all the romantics could take the opportunity to acquire an unusual but appropriate gift for their loved ones.
This image was captured on the Isle of Iona on my trip to Ardnamurchan, Mull and Iona during September 2010. This was my first visit to Iona and whilst spending the week on the adjacent Isle of Mull I was fortunate enough to find one of those days with reasonable weather to take the ferry over to Iona. St Columba’s Bay is located on the southern tip of the island and to get there and back involves a 5-mile walk from the ferry landing. The pebbles from the beach at St Columba’s Bay have often been collected by pilgrims. The white limestone pebbles found are known as Iona Marble. In the 18th and 19th centuries, tourists bought them from local children as a souvenir. Some pilgrims visiting the island today pick up two stones from the beach. One is thrown back into the sea as a symbol of something in their life that they would like to leave behind. The other is taken home as a sign of a new commitment they have made. The heart shaped pebble formation captured in the image is exactly as I found it on the day.
Don’t forget that each image chosen will only be placed as Print of the Month once so if you like this particular image, buy it at the specially reduced price of 30% below normal prices (excluding postage) before the end of February. The print will be 10 ins by 15 ins. This size is ideal for matting and framing in a 16 ins by 20 ins frame.
To start your collection just click on the image and you will be linked to where you can complete the purchase of the print. Don’t forget to indicate the finish you require, either matte, lustre or glossy.
If ”St. Columba’s Bay- Iona” is not one of your preferred images then, by all means, please share with me your favourites and I will see if we can make them available in due course.