For many years now September has brought a treat along with the doors open day #DOD for a whole week end with a week end crescendo a great number of buildings all over Europe open to the public free of charge. A great chance to discover local history, enter secret places and lean a great deal about magical places. This has been going for a good number of years and I was delighted when I arrived in Glasgow to see that this great Festival was vibrant with lovely venues and events.
Along the years I have discovered little by little most places and I am looking forward to this years festival. But for one good reason, this time I will be taking part. I will be joining the #heritagetalks of the Festival to share my knowledge in #heritagestencilling with the Glasgow public. I will talk about my experience with #Thehouseforanartlover 20 years ago this years in rebuilding an authentic #mackintosh scheme. I will also talk about more recent work I have done in #victorian and #turnofthecentury buildings at #TheGlasgowGuild
- The House for an Art Lover built in 1996 but designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the early 1900’s. I realised the stencilled scheme. It is a beautiful building open to the public today. I will talk and demonstrate about Mackintosh stencilling. I will give talks
- The Glasgow Guild a specialised furniture restorer, uphoslterer and polishing workshop. I have worked with the Glasgow Guild on some occasion in refurbishment of listed buildings. I will talk there about historic stencilling and running workshops.
And if you feel adventurous you could take part in the photographs competition and win 3 of my Mackintosh stencils… See the program cover for details.
I hope I will be seing you there. Its great fun to learn new techniques… Come along.
Best wishes … Betty xx