Thursday, 22 April 2010

Manor House Park Tenby

Here are some animal heads I made installed in the living willow garden created for Manor House Park by Willow House aka Sophie and Natalie. We have worked together on a few projects now and this was the biggest so far with four woven heads. The fox and fox cub are woven from all Welsh grown willows and the badgers are mostly Somerset Black Maul. Manor House is a wildlife park with lots of exotic animals from camels to zebra to meerkats. As we arrived a bison was giving birth. Which was good as Gordon the cameraman was busy so we could rehearse our shapes and moves for when he came to capture us finishing the last one off. Yes it is the location of a fly on the wall reality tv zoo programme thing starring Anna Ryder Richardson and all and maybe even litlle Beanie soon, my 9 weekold JRT.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Where the Willow Grows

I had a call from Alpey to say the mulch plastic was lifting on the willow cuttings at St Dogmaels so I took Beanie down to see what was happening. So much has been going on lately that I hadn't found time to take a peak. I put more tyres and blocks of wood on it to help and was really happy to see that all of the cuttings have taken. The sun is out and everything is bursting with life. I filled in the space that was left over with some Green Dicks and discussed the possibility of planting another bed quickly ...this week Izaac.... as there is still time.

Foxy Dog Love

Last week we travelled to England to pick up our little pup, Beanie. She is just 8 weeks old and a tiny Jack Russell. It's been lots of endearing fun and everyone she meets falls inlove with her. She has a beautiful black spot on her backside the shape of a tear.