Thursday, 1 November 2012

More Play Time

I had a little more of a play with some textured surfaces last week as I will need a few pieces for the next class.  I liked these two parts very much and so made a little note book.  The ribbon I used for the binding was a bit stretchy though, even though the colour was a great match, so I will take that into consideration next time.





Yesterday, just before the heavens opened for the day, we had this rainbow land on the hill opposite.  It was very big and bright, probably one of the best I've seen in ages.

And the tree branches in the above photo belong to this huge old fellow that sits in one of our front lawns.


It's funny how small it looks in a photo!  If John (6' 3") was stood under it the hedge behind it would be over his head. It's one of two fully grown Ash trees we have and we have been very much saddened and alarmed by the news this week of yet another tree problem that could possibly devastate them.  We have a Horse Chestnut on the other front lawn that is showing the first signs of bleeding canker so to loose two fabulous specimens would be soul destroying.  We are watching them closely with advice from our tree surgeon!!!  (This one it TPO'ed).

I hope, wherever you are, the weather is good to you this weekend. 

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  1. The textured surfaces have made a fabulous journal. I'm interested to see what your next class will bring. Awful news about our Ash trees and that 80% have already gone in Denmark. I hope that yours will be OK and your Horse Chestnut.

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    1. Yes, not quite sure what she has up her sleeve for us but it could be interesting!

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  2. Worrying news about the ash trees. I too hope yours isn't affected. Your book is beautiful.

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    1. I guess we won't be really seeing the spread of it until the spring now either.

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  3. The book is gorgeous, hope the trees survive x

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    1. Thank you Benta, so do I! That one gives us lovely shade in the summer. When we have summer that is.

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  4. Love your book cover... gorgeous colours and texture

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  5. Hope your ash trees are some of those which may have natural resistance. This disease is going to devastate not just our trees but the wildlife who depend upon them.

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