Roving the Cut

The Cut Glass Boat

Things may have been a little quiet on the Cut Glass Boat blog but I can assure you that behind the scenes things have been speeding along! Like the proverbial (and appropriate) duck -calm on the surface, legs paddling like hell below!

To be truthful, we have been quiet in some ways, being on our winter mooring has meant less travelling, excepting the trip to the waterpoint or the pump out, it has been nice to be still for a while. It has afforded us the time to get back to projects left over from the spring when we set off last year. Mainly our floating studio, Persephone – The Cut Glass Boat, our 30’ butty narrowboat project. The transition to fully operational glass studio has been slow but I can also reveal that I have been beavering away making glass art wall hangings and suncatchers  in preparation for becoming…

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Year of the Spend

Last year we had intended to have some maintenance done on narrowboat Mervyn, including having the sign writing changed to add our names. Everything had been booked in, the annual leave request, dry dock and importantly, the original sign writer. Travel plans for weeks in advance had been thought through so we would arrive at…Read more Year of the Spend

Production Line

Well, not exactly, but my recent collection inspired by found things has lead to a flurry of activity. I have been eager to get into the workshop, or Robin Factory as it was dubbed the other night, to create. To feel the rush of ideas is the true motivator for any artist, the need for…Read more Production Line

A Little Bird Told Me

The Cut Glass Boat

The Cut Glass Boat floating studio has one on leaps and bounds since we first acquired her but unfortunately we haven’t finished everything yet. We did manage to get the LED lighting and trunking sorted while we were off but we have yet to wire them in. With two boats to look after, working and Christmas holidays taking us off for a few days we have struggled to achieve what we needed to. Thankfully it hasn’t stopped the creativity! We have power sockets and by plugging a shoreline into the main boat, while the inbuilt generator is running, there is 240v power. I have been using a large work light as a temporary measure and the other other thing I need to plug in is the soldering iron. On a recent walk I collected some interesting pieces of tree bark and I had some ideas for a new range of…

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Christmas and Birthday

The Cut Glass Boat

We are having a few days cruising as we are off for the Christmas holidays. Mr F has his birthday in between Christmas and New Year so although we don’t buy Christmas presents for one another, I always like to get him something special for his birthday. He started to learn to play the guitar this year so I thought a guitar themed gift made in the floating studio would be just the perfect thing. I have to say I’m quite happy with how it turned out

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