Christmas project 2014
I’m feeling a lot happier with this now I’ve started putting the framework in place. I’ve always liked that early medieval thing of doing an alternating colour in a band, although in this particular photo you can’t really see that the pearl blue alternates with teal, I still think it sort of works as a poor woman’s pearl and gold. I’m spending four hours on a train tomorrow, so with any luck I might even make a start on the trifoliate elements in between.
And on another note I’ve been meaning to post pictures of some(but not nearly all) of my Christmas decorations for the last few weeks. It all started when I was a poor student, when I would visit the Christmas decorations every lunchtime, and eke out my measly £20 a week food budget so that I’d have enough left at the end of the week to buy one pretty shiny thing. I am noT a christmas minimalist.
this one is mixture of my grandmothers glass decs, old ones I’ve collected, pavlovskia porcelain ones (which some of the most exquisitley painted things ive ever seen) and the set I bought at the British museum this summer-because how could I live without a tiny glass BM!