Spring - I Love this time of year! Fulbourn Fen the nature reserve near home becomes a lush leafy paradise that causes ideas to overflow. It's always a balancing act - giving design ideas space to grow while keeping my to do list and orders book in check!
Life has been full this last couple of years. Family changes - the loss of my dad, the clearing and renovation of his wonderful but dilapidated-time-capsule-library of a house; the gaining of a teenage step-son (amongst other things!) has meant much less time at the workbench.
I've managed to squeeze in a fair few special orders though!
Renovations are now very close to completion so things should soon become more settled, which means more time to focus on all the new design ideas I've had brewing.
More of these! . . .
I've enjoyed working on new photoetchable designs - adding gold has been a satisfying little development.
In May I have set aside some time for traditional enamelling - a technique that I haven't practised for several years - a special request for an Indian style enamelled locket means that I have the perfect excuse to play with some colour again and revisit old sketch books.