This was my secret studio during the period of The Great Transition, where I began to discover the eco collograph. It’s the shed at our allotment. It has a veranda which we closed in with trellising, including the trellis door you see below. We added frosted glass for privacy, which is actually temporary window plastic. The climbing plant is a passionflower. We bought it as a little plant and it has rampaged across the front of the shed. It even fruits, though they are not the passionflower fruits you buy in supermarkets. They are the size of small pears, bright orange on the outside, blood-red on the inside and delicious and full of seeds.
If you look closely at the bottom right corner of the photograph, you’ll see the purple sage from which I made the above print.
It felt very right to walk to the lottie, spend a couple of hours tending to whatever needed tending, then spending an hour or so making art from the herbs and flowers that surrounded me and that I had planted and enabled to flourish. I hope to emulate this set-up in the new home.
The weather this year has been extraordinary. I’m still harvesting potatoes, courgettes, cabbage and chard.
Do you have a wonderful studio? I’d love to see it. If you have pictures, please direct me to them.