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... finish. Not sure if its the rabbit skin glue in the gesso but you ladies could do worse than use gesso instead of those expensive anti-wrinkle creams!
After the gesso, a clay pigment (bole) is mixed with some more rabbit skin glue and painted on to the piece. Depending on the colour of pigment that you use, the underlying lustre of the gilded surface changes subtly. I opted for a black bole, as I wanted to end up with a distressed style of finish, the idea ...
... to unpack my satchel and lay out my shiny new ruler and pencils when we were summoned to gather around for the grand welcome from the principal Anselm Fraser. This guy has to be seen to be believed. He comes across as a complete fruit loop with a VERY healthy and refreshing disregard for any PC mumbo jumbo. I feel great admiration for him already, despite the fact that he wears shoes of different colours, one gold and one purple.
So welcome speeches ...
... the Traquair Arms, was an uplifting experience as we found we had a very well appointed room and they served Timothy Taylor's Landlord real ale at the bar.
We had a lazy afternoon/evening with nothing much to report other than the simply tasteless food which we had from the kitchen for both lunch and dinner. It was stretching the imagination that a wild mushroom risotto, which we both chose for dinner, could possibly be ...
- One of the border abbeys in Scotland. The others include
Jedburgh, Melrose, and Dryburgh. I sadly did not have time to visit them
all, but I am glad that I got to visit ...
... is ubiquitous and gives the entire city a truly industrial feel, despite its other assets such as many universities, etc. My time there was very limited - just one day and one night, but it was a pretty interesting city. Katie and I went to dinner on the curry mile, a stretch of road with tons of Indian restaurants with gaudy fluorescent signs out front. Quite stunning at night but couldn't find the right angle for a picture. Great to see Katie though - we had fun, ...