Patterns of light blog
- 13/1/2011 - Decorated boxes
Inside purple and green tree box
One of a series of boxes (29cmx18cmx depth 9.5cm). Really enjoy making these.....first painted with white gesso, then piped with gesso, sanded when dry, painted with several coats of acrylic paint and a blending brush. Finally I use gilders wax and a cloth to polish various sections. This one is £125.
- 5/1/2011 - Blessings for 2011 to you all
Making new things for the shop.
Hi there. Back to work and keeping the shop open this year until we go on holiday in March. Have ordered a new easel so I can work at the back of the shop and keep the doors open too! However, before it arrives I have spent the last three days making boxes. You can just see one on the table here. More details in next post.
- 17/12/2010 - Happy Christmas to you all
Happy Christmas! It is very snowy here and very beautiful. Winter solstice on Tuesday 21st... shortest day in the northern hemisphere and then the light starts to return. Lighting white candles early in the morning and they look good against the snow outside. It doesn't feel so dark.
On-line orders will be dispatched all the time Royal Mail are collecting and so far they are doing brilliantly.
We are open until Christmas Eve at 5pm and re-open on 27th December. May you be merry and bright.
The shop looks beautiful as ever Jenny - when I can dig myself out of the drive, we'll bring a drop or two of Christmas cheer for you both!
- 7/10/2010 - Autumn Watch in Wester Ross!
Virginia Creeper and a stag. This stag was created by Meurnie at Shards Stained Glass. Meurnie makes some of our stained glass hangings and has also been known to deliver the post, shear sheep, offer self-catering and drive lorries. All with dangly ear-rings. Like many people living and working in the Highlands, life is never dull.
Hi Jenny Congratulations on the website; hope it brings you good business. You forgot to mention that Muirne also drives the prawn van and sorts and packs prawns; she also knows all the registration numbers of every vehicle driven regularly in the area (not sure how useful this is?) Alison
- 30/9/2010 - Making gift tags
Joy that glows Gifts that glitter. I love making gift tags from all the odd pieces of hand-painted watercolour papers and threads. Just a tiny piece can be exciting. Click on image to enlarge.