There is too little time to blog, but I’ve so many things that I am keeping ‘under my hat’ I need to let a few out. But first thing to say is that the exhibition at Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh is still on until 2 Sept, so if you can go, do. It is such a beautiful place and I would like to say a big thank you to all at the gardens for supporting the show, doing such an amazing job curating the work, and being wonderful.
And a big thank you to the lovely Anji Spangle, who looked after us rather delightfully.
Huge thank you to Rob Bushby, forever to be known as The Fixer, not just for getting us tickets to see Amanda Palmer in the astonishing Pianodrome. Rob has been a tremendous supporter of The Lost Words and the exhibition at Inverleith House would not have happened without him.
And this was me being very bad outside the Gardens. Sorry Robert.
So much to talk about, but no time, as one of the other things under my hat has been a huge commission to adorn the walls of a hospital. I’ve so much to do, and only 2 weeks to accomplish the work, which includes a new spell, Buttercup, written by Robert Macfarlane, specially commissioned for the children’s ward. My work for this was to first find buttercups, second, lie down and draw them, and third, to paint. I’ve butterflies and ladybirds to add, but also many other things and there’s an ongoing thread on twitter of works in progress.
And every day I need to walk, even though I’m struggling to do so at the moment. Too much travelling, not enough exercise. I need to stay home and paint! And the world is beautiful and green, and I want to swim….
And there are still ongoing crowdfunders. In support of The Lost Words for Powys I am printing this scarf. It will be an original piece, hand woven in India, in partnership with Maiwa, khadi cotton, a shawl, scarf approx 37 x 78 inches. Hand stamped with the wren stamp made for me from one of my drawings by the English Stamp Company, it will be unique.
I am offering this piece for auction, starting at £50. To bid please leave a comment on this blog post. The winning bidder will be the one that is highest approx 48 hours after bidding stops or an hour before the crowdfunder finishes, and I will contact them about donating to the crowdfunder. You can also, if you wish, donate £10 to be entered in to a draw to win an inked otter, but, make sure you chose the ‘reward’ option when donating.
I will be monitoring comments regularly, but as I need to action them, sometimes there can be confusion!
There will be more scarves.