We’ve had a busy few days at La Petite Maison, with some friends visiting from the UK. Sadly the weather wasn’t all it could be, but we did manage to get out for a walk, and a drive over to the Allier valley. Here we are in the abbey cloister at Chanteuges. I think I’m giving David some helpful artistic advice on how to frame his photo, but Mark (in the foreground) looks a bit dubious.
It was so good to see them, and sad to say goodbye, but they did leave us with some essential supplies which are unavailable in our part of France, including TCP liquid, golden syrup, and these crackers.
What with one thing and another, I’ve been away from the workshop for nearly a week now. I’ve been lucky enough to sell a couple of pieces in that time, so it was definitely back to work for me today. I’m working on more designs based on autumn leaves, plus something a little bit different for me:
It’s early days for this little seahorse. He’s destined to be a pendant, but I want to experiment with creating a verdigris on the surface of the copper. I’ve found a recipe which doesn’t use any nasty chamicals, and I’ll be giving that a go tomorrow.
So, I’ll be hard at work for a few days, until my mum arrives for a visit at the end of next week. Shame the same can’t be said of everyone in La Petite Maison!