I bet you can't guess what I have been doing this afternoon.
A few days ago I was nosing around on Pinterest and came upon examples of lovely little pieces of art made on used tea bags! They looked so delicate and I became very interested. One kind person even included instructions on how to prepare the bags for use.
So this afternoon, having collected my haul of steeped, dried, emptied and ironed tea bags, I have just given each one a coat of matt medium. I counted them and there are 85 - do you think that will be enough?!!
I couldn't wait long enough to amass more than half an dozen, so cheated and bought some very cheap herbal ones to get me started.
There is an idea forming for a tiny book featuring all the minute weeds that grow in the grass beside the footpath to the supermarket. The plants would never be very large if left to grow, but as the grass is regularly cut they become smaller than usual. Considering the amount of traffic, two nearby roundabouts and a filling station, it is as pleasant as it could be with the first part of the walk through a little stand of silver birch trees and a lovely view over the River Severn to Chepstow. Further on the path becomes lined on one side by eight or more large lime trees looking their best just now.
I will have to wait for the bags to dry to see what kind of surface they provide. I will let you know how I get on. At the moment they are spread all over the dining table, so it's supper on a tray tonight.
Autumn? - Trawling through people's posts today I do find more and more mentions of 'seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness'. Cobweb photographs with great beads ...
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