My Garden Studio

Pins In Cotton Reel
Kirsty Hall: Pins In Cotton Reel, May 2009

Yesterday was a glorious sunny day, so I made the most of it by taking one of my current projects out to the garden. Soaking up some fresh air and Vitamin D whilst making art, what could be better?

I've done a huge amount of work on the garden this year and it's really paying off: it's a lovely place to sit and work now.

The view to the left of the bench:
The view from the bench
Kirsty Hall: Looking Across The Lawn To The Air Garden, May 2009

The view to the right of the bench:
The Shrubbery
Kirsty Hall: The Shubbery, May 2009

I needed to turn the hem on a piece of linen so it can be hung from a wooden pole but it already had a thick seam and wouldn't fit in my sewing machine, so I decided to hand sew it.

Work In Progress
Kirsty Hall: Work In Progress, May 2009

Sitting in the sunshine listening to the sounds of birds, bees and children while I pulled my needle through soft, white linen, I experienced a profoundly productive peace even when my thread tied itself into subtle knots.

Plying My Needle

I've always said that I hate sewing and only do it when it's necessary for art purposes but yesterday, I finally reached an understanding with it and I suddenly felt that I could actually come to like sewing. It was a deeply satisfying experience.

The all-important cup of tea, without which no art would ever get made!
Tea & Thread

12 thoughts on “My Garden Studio

  1. I love the pins photo and you're right about the tea: good things come of tea. Your mug is awesome; I love that design company but can never decide which one to buy!

    Your garden looks lovely.

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  2. I love the pins photo and you're right about the tea: good things come of tea. Your mug is awesome; I love that design company but can never decide which one to buy!

    Your garden looks lovely.

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  3. Thanks Steve, I've been finding my garden a wonderful creative outlet lately but I have to be careful that it doesn't eat all my time and energy and leave me with none for my art.

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    Thanks Steve, I've been finding my garden a wonderful creative outlet lately but I have to be careful that it doesn't eat all my time and energy and leave me with none for my art.

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  5. Hi Felix, thanks for the compliment on the photo. Strictly speaking the mug belongs to my wife because she used to be a neuroscientist but I often steal it because it makes me laugh.

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    Hi Felix, thanks for the compliment on the photo. Strictly speaking the mug belongs to my wife because she used to be a neuroscientist but I often steal it because it makes me laugh.

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  7. Ha, I promise that we haven't put in a swimming pool or a helipad since you were last here, Gyrus. But yeah, there are a few more shrubs and a nice bark chip path.

    I've got masses of veg on the go too. Hopefully by the time you come to visit there might be some strawberries and salad ready.

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    Ha, I promise that we haven't put in a swimming pool or a helipad since you were last here, Gyrus. But yeah, there are a few more shrubs and a nice bark chip path.

    I've got masses of veg on the go too. Hopefully by the time you come to visit there might be some strawberries and salad ready.

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