Sanctuary at the Bramble Patch – Update 3

Today I dyed a lot of my materials, getting lots of lovely focal points and backgrounds all ready to go in collages tomorrow.


I ended up with this big, beautiful pile of papers:


I also finished printing in my altered board book:


And got the pages all dyed up:


I repurposed this old chocolate box sheet with some gesso, print and dye, to make a little zigzag tip in:

Sanctuary at The Bramble Patch – Update 2

I made these 5 stamps, all double sided with both positive and negative images:


I spent my afternoon printing focal points on a wide range of fabrics and papers, with a lovely old gold colour paint, and then adding dye.


We then spent a nice evening in the pub, colouring in sketchbooks:

A tidy table to begin with…


Got less tidy, as we finished the wine:


Hilary, hard at work:


I took up a whole 3 seater sofa!


Even less tidy!


I mostly worked on an altered board book I had started earlier in the day:

All in all a great day! Now, sleep, because tomorrow I need to make backgrounds.

Sanctuary at The Bramble Patch – Update 1

I’ve arrived safely at the Bramble Patch, and having a great time.

This is my home for the next couple of days:


Hilary has brought the shop, it’s a bit too big for the tables, so some of it is underneath:


She’s brought her rabbit ears too!


The Bramble Patch has a cafe, which does excellent, exceedingly large slices of cake:


I’ve made three stencils so far, a grass stem, a section from the bridge, and Cobb’s Engine House.