Which also translates as autumn here in sunny Wales (brrr!). Don't forget to check out my Kickstarter project for you to receive a lovely little book of illustrations for your own doodles (or for a Christmas gift)!
I've put Inktober down long enough to start piling the colour onto a 1m square canvas. No idea where it's going but the colour felt mighty good and reflected recent finds:
Ok, so I didn't exactly 'find' the dog so much as look after him for a week :D
This little bit of heaven is just a ten minute walk from my house. A few spots of rain fell just as I hit the lane but by the time I reached this point the sun had come out. I thought I was lucky enough just to see this but, as I stopped to take this shot, I heard the cut stems crackle and pop as they dried in the heat. Something I'd never noticed before; made me smile!
Awst? August in Welsh.
That's how the true knotsman described this green, not my knotting ;)
This weekend brought us back to Woodfest for some wholesome, family fun. The kids wanted to watch the stunt bikes, the pole climbing, hold an owl and make some string (not necessarily in that order) which was a happy co-incidence as I just wanted to get back to the Wydon Crafts stall we found last year. I carry my key fob (made by Jeff Wydon) daily and, every day I marvel at the little globe knot wishing I could make one. He is keen to ensure the hands-on crafts are passed on so this year, I asked him politely (persistently!) to show me how.
He's a very patient man. Very. And the result? Yes, it's not perfect but it's alright for a first attempt, right? Plus, I had to loosen it all so I could transfer it to a bigger ball (because I wanted to test a polystyrene theory) which made so much more work of it. Jeff was very kind and left me with extra cord to practice with. I really needed it!
Wydon Crafts may not be attending Woodiest again and if that's the case, you will be sorely missed by us 3 at least :)
Other great goings-on at Woodfest 2015:
Who knew there was a tractor brand called "SAME"? Farmers probably. What a lovely graphic that no one else seems to appreciate (except maybe the 7 people on my Instagram who liked the photo).
These graphically decorated, wooden bowls caught my eye. So sorry I didn't manage to catch the maker's name (I totally blame the kids)!
Then there's these guys, chainsaw carving for much of 3 days. At the end of the weekend these massive sculptures are auctioned off and I usually miss this bit so have no idea how much they sell for. Feel free to let me know!
Even better, this year I won our tickets so we only had to spend out on the fun stuff. Namely Mama Zo's homemade-from-scratch raspberry lemonade. No photo sorry, it didn't last long enough :)
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