I have been busy!
Regular readers of this blog may remember some garden deconstruction in the summer…
It has been quite a job to clear the wreckage, along with all sorts of junk left behind by previous occupants of our house.
One benefit to clearing the space is that it revealed some graffiti art on our back wall done by Marcel, a Swiss guy that lived in our annex for a while. It spells out the word…
Which is kind of appropriate, as building new things always requires hope.
I need a shed.
All men need sheds- perhaps women too, but the place of contemplation and creativity for men of a certain age is often made out of timber.
I have another purpose to all this though- we are in the process of trying to reshape some of what we do to earn a living, and one of these involves the establishment of a craft co-operative with some friends. And so the cellar needs to be cleared out to allow the setting up of a couple of kilns. Tools go into what is presently the garden store, and garden equipment needs a new home.
So here it is so far, after three days hard labour-
And I need a workshop, where I intend to make stuff.
Simple stuff from driftwood and pebbles and rope.
In the hope that a new kind of life is possible.