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  1. I'm so excited to be opening my brand new studio space this year for the 2022 Spring Fling Open Studio Event from the 2nd to the 5th June. I'll have lots of new paintings, cards, prints, textiles and more. 

    Spring Fling is a fabulous visual art and craft open studios event covering the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland. It is highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft open studio events.

    I have created a new big painting called Under a Purple Sky with my favourite Belted Galloway cows. 

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    You can find out more about the Spring Fling event here  I hope to see lots of you there!

  2. At Ailsa Black we are keen to be as environmentally responsible as we can. We are trying to find as many ways to work as we can which makes our business more sustainable. 

    Using Eco Heating - Our studio has internal wall insulation and is heated by an eco friendly air source heat pump. 

    Using Renewable Electricity - At Ailsa Black Headquarters all our electricity comes from renewable sources. there are lots of options on using greener energy these days so this was an easy option to choose. 

    Drawing Down Carbon - We all need to reducing our carbon foot print. It's so easy to do these days with lots of copanies offering options for individuals and businesses. We decided to join Ecologi. They invest in renewable energy and carbon restoration projects. This can be in the form of funding for windfarms, tree planting and carbon sequestration technologies.

    Recycling - As much waste as is possible is added to our recycling bins. 

    Energy Useage - Our new studio is super insulated so no heating will go to waste. We have made the switch to using LED bulbs. 

    Online Carbon Foorprint - Hidden carbon emissions through internet use account for approximately 3.7 percent of global greenhouse emissions. We use Ecosia as our search engine. 

    Packaging - We try to only buy packaging which can be recycled or is biodegradable. Our greetings cards are supplied naked through our website which means we don't need to buy bags to put them in. We use packing we have recived other orders in and reuse it to send orders out. It means they can look a bit scruffy on the outside but will always be carefully packed on the inside!