Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
You don't have to be English, but it helps
The first batch of colour tests for the Scagliola matrix. It would be easier to make the whole thing(s) from scratch, rather than match the exact colour against the 200 year-old original, but I knew that already, I suppose. Next, I have to mix up some rabbit-skin size to add to the mix so that it can be polished later... This is probably the steepest learning-curve I have plotted since leaving the pram. It's a good job that I have actually used all these materials in the past, albeit for different techniques.
Pooter Moment: I have just made rather a funny joke over on the 'Ragged Ramblers' site, even though I say it myself.
One of these ecclesiastical obsessives showed a picture of a rather handsome, heavily-carved Norman church, and I left the following comment:
"When the French came over here in 1066, they brought with them a form of philosophy hitherto unheard of on these shores. It was called, 'Norman Wisdom'.
I had to dab a handkerchief against my eyes, I laughed so much. Norman Wisdom! Oh dear...