Monday, 23 March 2009
all about books
This lovely little wren, happily perched on my shelf reminds me of a weekend we spent in Hay-on-Wye a couple of months ago.
Whenever I visit somewhere new it's always a joy to discover a new art or craft gallery and I was delighted to find The Hay Makers. Exactly my kind of place! Full of lino prints and etchings and some totally gorgeous wire sculpture work of birds and animals. We bought the little wren because it had so much character but there were also beautiful hens and hares. Unfortunately I can't find the name of the maker.
Have you ever been to Hay-on-Wye? It's a unique little place on the England/Wales border famous for it's secondhand bookshops... For it's small size there are 30 bookshops to browse your way through!! That's a lot of browsing.
I think it drove Mr P a bit mad when we spent the weekend there a couple of months ago! He seemed a bit happier with a steaming hot chocolate in his hand!
Wishing you a lovely start to the week!
*Edit* A bit of digging around on the internet has revealed the maker of the wren to be Helen Kahan from Cardiff. I wish she had a website.