Mary of Guise

More Big News. I’ve met up with Anne Tynte Irvine and spent some time with her pear tree from the pear walk established by Mary of Guise in St Andrews. I did some bark rubbings and gathered a few twigs. I have an invite to go back and sound record in her beautiful garden and see the tree at different seasons. It still bears fruit – which seems extraordinary.

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Pear tree dating back to the time of Mary Queen of Scots’ mother

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bark rubbing of the pear tree

 

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Week 33

I did some work on my Isle of May project, so I can put up some of Axel’s photos of the island. I even found an interview with a survivor of the battle. It is interesting how every report is different; and apparently how little impact the battle had on survivors.

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Axel’s photo

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Axel’s photo

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Axel’s photo

I did some sketching of tulip petals too.Image

Week 2 – milling

Spent a great day in the workshop today – milling, hole punching, drilling holes and using the pendant drill for textures. Aluminium is fabulous for textures. Today’s tip – get a small (A5) notebook with large ring wire binding and remove the wire. Use 2 large diameter binder rings through the holes. Then you can stick in lots of metal samples without it going all bulgy on you.