Lavender Mist. This week, however, she has sorted out her nail varnish bottles through making this solid timber cosmetics stand.
Sixteen bottles in three different diameters have fallen into line on a piece of English elm which she planed smooth before boring the holes with our old beech wood brace and centre bits. We shared the work with the brace and bit, which was hard going, but very satisfying, crunching through the timber generating little mounds of tightly spiralled shavings. She sanded the piece well and finished it with a wax polish.
A small area of Annie's room now has less in common with Jackson Pollock than with the grid-based work of Piet Mondrian such as Broadway Boogie Woogie. Personally, I like both styles. At the end of the day my workbench is basically a large area of Jackson Pollock with maybe one corner of Piet Mondrian.