Monday, December 26, 2011

Dove Cottage finished

Done, dusted and stuck down:

Though this image loses about a half inch on either side.

Now on with Gad's Hill Place, which is already straying from my original intention, colour-wise, in the sky at least. 

While browsing through my scrap boxes I came across bits that reminded me of something else that was current in the 1850s and 60s: Paisley shawls, an example of which I have and a photo of which I will upload in my next post. 

Anyway, into the mix they go ...


  1. Merry Christmas! I have neglected my own blog and haven't read any of the new posts posted by my favourite bloggers and I can see a lot of interesting things... First of all I love your Christmassy collage - it's a perfect winter scene that made me long for snow (even here in Lithuania we haven't had a single snowflake). Also thank you for sharing some information about Charles Dickens and his houses - your writers' houses project is brilliant, very educational! Anyway, I wish you all the best for the year ahead and I will pop round a bit later. Kristina xxx

  2. Happy New Year Kristina and thank you for your lovely comments and of course the mention on your blog roll.
    Looking forward to that online exhibition. Beautiful images.

  3. Oh I do love Dove Cottage, Amanda! I've been reading your previous posts and glad you kept the sheep IN!! So much life in your work - I love every single detaill!!