A ball of string

Sunday 8th April, 2012

I’ve spent a very productive afternoon pegging out the outlines of the (still very) draft design with bits of broken bamboo canes and string in the garden. I knew that if the size of the show garden could fit into my own garden, then I could mark it out (just like a stage manager would do for actors in a rehearsal room) and walk around it, getting a feel for the space and scale. My garden is in an embarrassing state for a landscape and garden designer (too many ideas, not enough budget) but it’s perfect for finding bits of broken timber to lay out and the odd discarded indoor pot plant to represent a tree.

I’m back at my laptop now with a glass of wine (having had a lunch of mini eggs… it is Easter Sunday) I am quite pleased. My husband helped out and we tweaked dimensions a bit, wandered around it a bit, and tweaked some more.

I think I’ll cad up these basic outlines in plan tonight, then tomorrow I can attempt a perspective sketch and start to get stuck into some detail. Already I am thinking of calling an architect friend to help with ideas for the structure…

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