Of hoarding textile supplies it was time to have a big sort out.
Remember a few days ago I mentioned I had sorted through every single cupboard, box and shelf? Sorting out things that were no longer required, or no longer part of my art practise…..
If you live in the area you’ll see that Factory Shop address? Thats Ward Graphics – so how long ago did I buy that roll of paper?
I even sorted BOOKS. Don’t faint.
I sorted out so much we needed two cars…. and it only just fitted all in.
And this was the result on Saturday, along with three other friends the sale of “stuff”.
Thank you to everyone who attended.
I’ve also spent many, many hours in June in the kitchen, ripping out cupboards and replacing the two sinks with new fittings and new purpose built cupboards.
Five coats of paint on the walls, tiles on the sink tops and surrounds (I love tiling!)
A final coat of paint on the floor and then to recreate an oasis of calm….
A close up of the candlestick. It was in the garden for two years looking bohemian and weird (I like weird)…. and for a change I gave it a wash and gave it a home indoors.
Beautiful textures and colours.
From these VERY wet cows and calves outside the studio windows.
To this beautiful beach near Berwick bathed in late afternoon sun.
At the end of June I travelled here…
Via here (Rheged cafe)…
To see these beautiful girls…
And came home with this…
Since arriving home from Grasmere I really don’t know where the time has gone…. every day has been busy.
Mainly with sorting out every, single, box, tub, cupboard and shelf in the studio.
More about that later.
Meanwhile the early summer garden has strutted its stuff.
The delphiniums came crashing down in the rain a week or so ago. They might come back once again this year, they might not. Each year I play roulette with Mother Nature – will they survive or will She knock them down? This year I lost. Some years I win, so I leave them in the studio border and hope.
The foxgloves have come and (mostly) gone…. do I give them a Wimbledon chop (we are too late up here for the Chelsea chop) or leave them to set seed.
The wild rose is ….. well, just stunning in simplicity and beauty.
All too soon the week at Grasmere was over.
Never fear! We have booked for 2018 – and 2019.
Now I’m home I can’t wait to get back to this guy….. but first Woolfest (what a hardship).
Paints, papers, inks and pens…. art books…Nkuku accessories and jewellery.
If it sold chocolate it would truly be paradise.
Heaton Cooper Art Studio and shop – and soon cafe and new exhibition area.