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Music Room Musings

Week 2 of Remote Sketch Up Friday is this Friday!!! Thanks to those who participated last week. These photographs will remain available on my blog for the forseeable - and life is a little bizarre at present - so sketch when you can. Anyone who wishes to, draw whenever suits and post up your efforts, tagging @amyhutchingsprints and #sketchupfriday on either instagram or facebook - or both! This week's drawing location was also decided pre-lockdown. Due to the space to socially distance I had pre-chosen. . . (drum roll) the Music Room! It's a wonderful, bright gallery space, which leads from the vaulted hall in the south lawn gate house. It faces south, towards the (ahem) south lawn and - whe

Remote Sketch Up Friday Fun!

Hello those of you that are part of Sketch Up Friday! Welcome to those who have stumbled across us! This is the first blog where I share some of my photographs of Ashton Court Mansion with you in lieu of our physical meet up inside the mansion. On April 24th, we would have been sketching upstairs at Ashton Court. Due to social distancing (pre-lockdown), I had chosen one of the largest spaces upstairs for us to sketch. I believe it was once accomodation for the most trusted servants in the household, but the reference information that I would have checked this with is (you guessed it). . . at Ashton Court! In absence of meeting on site, I hope that these photographs will enable you to experie

Women of Bristol in Landscape Institute

It's nice to have some positive news to share with you at this time. I hope that you are all okay and that family and friends are safe. I received an email just this week from the Landscape Institute, whose publication, Landscape, have run a story on my mural in Hotwells. Their interest was piqued by the location of the mural on the Cumberland Basin and the involvement of Dame Sylvia Crowe. She was a landscape Architect, who designed the piazza scheme and it's planting and is also responsible for the grassland area to the South of the river. Featuring a photograph of the Women of Hotwells and Cliftonwood, the Landscape institute have run a feature celebrating some of the Women who have passe

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