Stories


Twine

Twine
This giant spool of twine is a very useful tool when it comes to wrangling tomato plants.

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Antique scissors from my grandmother

Antique scissors from my grandmother
 I inherited a funny pair of scissors from my grandmother...

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Goats and garnets...

Goats and garnets...
I've been writing about my family again. My grandmother Gunda was an artist and a big influence on my life. She has an amazing story...

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My grandmother, artist and writer Gunda Lambton - part 1

My grandmother, artist and writer Gunda Lambton - part 1

My maternal grandmother Gunda Lambton (née von Davidson) lived what seems like more than one life. She was a creative and resourceful person who always found a way through the difficulties she encountered. As an artist, she used whatever tools and materials she could find and afford. She never stopped creating and learning and even went on to become a published author in her 60s. She still had new books in the works at the time of her death, aged 99.  

This post is about her early life in Germany. 

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Vice grips

Vice grips
There’s something so anthropomorphic about vice grips.

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"Many of Estyn's pieces feel like wearable sculpture and ALL are works of art. Anytime I wear something she has designed I am bound to receive compliments on my jewelry — it’s just that worthy of praise and admiration (and I feel rewarded for my fine taste!)."

- Kate Wechsler, Psychotherapist