Friday, 7 September 2018

Penbury Knoll

As promised, the first trial in my ‘Ritual Landscape’ series; the focal point for Neolithic burials that is Penbury Knoll in Dorset. The tapestry is 5cm square and includes Ghiordes Knots for the trees, soumak for the paths, verdigris copper wire for contour lines, and beads to mark the high point (hidden in the trees) and a spring.  Next up, Gussage Down.
I am building up a textural vocabulary to make pocket maps of sacred places - the ‘thin places’ of the Celts.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Things I Have Been Doing Since June

1. Finding interesting images for journal (see above)
2. Doing important Chaplain things (meetings, services, visiting)
3. Parting company with The Beau
4. Going on walking / research holiday to Dorset
5. Planning new series of small works as a result of 4, *, **
6. Revisiting research proposal, prior to rewriting
7. Weaving
8. Knitting
9. Reading Improving Books
10. Finishing a small commission

How I feel about the above:-

1. Neutral
2. Content
3. Surprisingly OK
4. Delighted
5. Excited
6. Pleased
7. Myself
8. Satisfied
9. Smug 😝
10. Chuffed

* I finished weaving the first one this morning; it is currently undergoing the verdigris process.

** Now, of course, I have to bind a new sketchbook for this 'Ritual Landscape' series. I have approximately five million*** in the drawer, but none of them are quite right.....

*** May be a slight exaggeration!

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