Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Grange Fell card making is also moving along. I keep being stalled by 'dreamy thinking'. I must stop and be a focused maker, and stop musing over brief memories of winter poetry and kicking leaves in Heaton Moor.
Monday, 29 October 2012
Sunday, 28 October 2012
if anyone has an old pasta rolling machine my tip of the season is, use it as a mini print roller. Yes it works for prints and embossing, however it won't produce a die cut.
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Looking at the autumnal disintegration of the garden I know I must get the clippers. cutters pruners. brushes and brooms out and dream of snowdrops in the spring, The clocks are going back and daylight will be a brief interruption of the day for a while. There a just a few more bulbs to plant now and before the hard frost start i must get them planted.
There are wonderful mushrooms flourishing at the bottom of the garden which I intend to cut down and dry as a good starting point for some drawings.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
I have been puzzled by the random appearances of little cardbord butterflies around the house. It turns out that one of our guests is a bit of an expert and has been leaving them here and there. How utterly fabulous is that.
Sunday, 21 October 2012
A few months ago we had a bat in the living room, which is a symbol of the end of something, which turned out to be true, so the new beginning and good fortune are eagerly awaited.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Cats are toasting themselves on radiators, occasionally rousing themselves for the odd games of madness and mayhem trying to catch leaves drifting past the windows.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Monday, 15 October 2012
I have never ever just eaten cake for a day, but I did yesterday and very pleasant it was too. I will not be the only person on a diet this week methinks.
It's time to turn our attention to artworks and preparing the studio for winter. There will be a lot of creative, playful works being made over the winter months so we'd better get stocked up with fuel for the stove, and a few new soup recipes.
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Tracey is having a quick cuppa before her tea-party guests arrive, as people will be arriving all afternoon we have hidden some goodies for later on. We hope Ron enjoys them.
Friday, 12 October 2012
Tracey will be using all small gifts of money towards her henhouse with chicken fund.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
It looks like there will be a little bit of magic and a lot of mischief will be going on here in Pendle to commemorate the legends of the Pendle Witches. Click the link for a full itinery
This tree sculpture is quite amazing, at Grange Fell we're always trying to bend nature to suit us, however it never quite works out, we are good at weaving growing willow though. The small experiments we started a couple of years ago are doing really well. Straight lines are not our thing, curvy lines of hedging and scattered planting keeps us on our toes. Next spring will be an absolute revelation as things spring up here and there and surprise us endlessly.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Monday, 8 October 2012
Sunday, 7 October 2012
We decided to take advantage of the glorious weather and go out on a photography shoot. I'm planning some new paintings and Tracey is planning some prints, we only meant to go to Elslack, however we ended up in Cracoe, then Grassington then Barden. We are blessed.
We found an amazing new gallery -shop in Grassington called Burnt Rock. links to follow. we loved it for once something really different. Of course we had to call in Rustic Rabbit and the lovely Pottery, Tracey bought a gorgeous handmade jug.