Wednesday, August 29, 2007
A favourite motif
Some of you may remember I have a favourite motif from Plas Tan y Bwlch. Each time I visit I search for this little motif. One has been lost already, it was carved in stone in a room that used to be the bar, but alterations were made and the carved stone in the wall has disappeared and I seem to be the only one who has missed it.
This is one of the pillars that held up the veranda, but has been used as part of the new conservatory.
I was sitting having a cup of coffee in a cafe in Chester and I noticed my little motif on the black and white wall of the building opposite. There is a slight difference but I have a feeling it came from the same source, I believe they had design books in the 19th Century and people chose the motifs they wanted on their buildings.
These are samples I've made over the years using this motif. I hasten to add that these were unsuccessful attempts and are in the UFO pile!