During morning coffee in the garden we heard a loud crack and discovered a big split appearing down the centre of the trunk. We were literally dialling the landlord’s number when down half of it came, narrowly missing the tea shop window. We then had to rope off the other half and pull it into the garden, away from the Workshops.
A great shame that this magnificent tree couldn’t make it through this latest storm as they have been such a feature of the gardens here for so many years. Let’s just hope that the remaining tree, outside SerenArts Gallery, can stand strong on its own.
It is business as usual down here at the Workshops, but at some point we will have to cut up the debris, so there may be a nice supply of cherry wood for the fires this coming winter.
We took this photo this morning as filming got underway at the Tithebarn area on a Netflix production called ‘Cursed’. It has meant a bit of disruption for us down here at the Workshops but nice to see our town appearing in a big production. We particularly liked the ‘period’ steaming straw / dung pile!
You can still get down to us here at SerenArts, but it would be easier to park in the Station Car Park and stroll round by the river.
Serena has started another two pieces of her 3D artwork and here is the first…
Painted with oil on board… see if you can guess what the subject will be?!
The other work is a few layers further on and a bit more obvious what the subject is…
They are both yet to have their air dry clay additions added so we’ll keep you posted as they progress.
We are already getting some very favourable comments from customers in the gallery and it certainly gets people talking when they see Serena working on them. The completed pieces will be making it to the walls soon.
The river level is dropping pleasantly quickly after a bit of a scare last week, the temperature has nudged above the low single digits and the flowers are just starting to bloom in our beautiful gardens here at the Tithebarn Workshops.
Everyone at the Tithebarn Workshops would like to just say a big thank you to everyone who came down last night to enjoy our Artisan Extravaganza…
(Apologies for the quality of the images!)
We had a great evening with music, mulled wine, nibbles and a bit of early Christmas shopping. With the fire blazing and marshmallows toasting it was truly a lovely atmosphere and there are already plans for another event soon.
We have regrettably had to change the date of our Artisan Extravaganza due to adverse weather conditions… it will now be held on Friday 16th November 2108…
We would like to apologise to everyone who was planning to come down to the Workshops but felt that it would be better for all to rearrange the event to what will hopefully be a slightly less damp evening!
Well haven’t we had fun and shenanigans since Sunday evening? We had one of those big ideas to revamp the gallery and here we are… it’s Wednesday and still the floor isn’t dry! Still, it’s nothing that a few well placed rugs hasn’t resolved.
It’s been a couple of days of hard graft, but we now have a completely new collection of photographic art adorning the walls, beautiful new window displays (please don’t ask about the origami birds though!) and a lovely bright new floor.
You might also notice from the photos above that we will shortly be offering our unique range of glass art lamps again. We’re very excited about these as it’s been a few years since we’ve been able to get the blank lamps.