Who'd have thought it, the schools break and so does the weather! I think
most fields have been cleared of grain before the rain started and in time for lammas(or the harvest festival) on the 1 August.
However the sun shone for our last open studio which was as predicted, a combination of Woodstock and Springwatch!
Sadly Charlie Noton could not attend but Amelia ap
Ellis (professional gardener, member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and the Stonehenge and Amesbury Druids) stepped in
and gave a fantastic talk.
Music was played, wine flowed, a wonderful time was had
by all and it was declared a truly 'Bull Mill' experience!
Now I believe the sun is meant to shine for our next Open Studio on 4 August, well hurrah for that!
'Alcyone' Oil and gold leaf on oak panel
So enough wittering, Nick and I shall be opening our studio again
on 4 August 10-5. We both have new work to show.
Heidren the goat will be amongst my pieces. Her name taken from Norse mythology, she lives in the tree Yggdrasil and
produces mead from her udders, what a girl!
Nick and I also have an exhibition at shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/gallery/Shaftesbury Arts Centre 22-28 August! Nick will be showing his new collection of drawings of Southleigh
Woods, stunning observations and notes on our local woodland. I shall have a collection of work on wood featuring British animals worked in oils
and occasionally gold leaf . We hope to receive many visitors and if you wish to attend out evening view on Thursday 23, we have wine as an