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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

etch

verb (used with object)
1.
to cut, bite, or corrode with an acid or the like; engrave with an acid or the like, as to form a design in furrows that when charged with ink will give an impression on paper.
2.
to produce (a design, image, etc.) by this method, as on copper or glass.
3.
to outline clearly or sharply; delineate, as a person's features or character.
4.
to fix permanently in or implant firmly on the mind; root in the memory: Our last conversation is etched in my memory.
5.
Geology . to cut (a feature) into the surface of the earth by means of erosion: A deep canyon was etched into the land by the river's rushing waters.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

making it round


I've just returned from sunny Wales  after a week of blissful fire circle building at Meriels wonderland. I cooked vegetarian food for all the builders and also when I could got stuck in ...We dug, we scraped, we chisled, sawed and hammered our way to creating the most beautiful fire circle using the techniques and guidance of Tony Wrench. A 5 foot round building with a reciprocal roof, finished with turf...this one wasn't designed for living in but the same priciples apply for the frame, adding a raised floor and straw bales, lime rendered walls..
.o o o it is such a magic thing building with other people, the connections you make, that time outdoors and the enjoyment of seeing and being inside what you have built together...o o o... we had a good fire blessing party the night we finished, it makes me dream I was back there...
i tried to narrow the pictures down, there are so many good ones...taken by Dan Jones and Elena Mila