#thebigrose update ! One week to go !!!!

This week marks the beginning of the Autumn season and the last week before the Mackintosh festival kicks in !

The leaves have started coming down on my garden path and #thebigrose I stencilled a while ago are fading gracefully … They remind me that in a week tomorrow I will be packing up stencils and brushes, paint and knee pads for our first day of the project at The Hill House in Helensburgh on the 2nd of October.

There, in the garden path we will be stencilling a beautiful carpet of Mackintosh roses and if you come on the day we will let you stencil your own rose … 

My excitement is high this week … the local press has now caught up with my project and The Glasgow Herald and Visit Scotland have talked about it in the paper and online. 

Visit Scotland have mentioned #thebigrose one of the 7must do of the festival. This is so exciting. 


I have now a wee group of volunteers very excited about taking part … Glasgow rose girls 4 of them from very different background but all excited by the project and in Love with Mackintosh and his rose… We will all meet on Thursday to finalise the team, do a practice run check out everyone’s abilities and make up a rota.

I have been testing some of the surfaces I will be stencilling on (see below ! I might have gone wild at The Lighthouse).



I will be preparing the tarpaulin for Sunday by quoting them with a primer Ho Ho ! How exciting … Ready to take the paint !!!

Some stencils are still needed cut ! 


​And I will charge my camera to make sure I have hours of battery for all the photo taking ! 

For your diary ! An entry : A day to remember. 2nd of October 2016 ! Between 11am and 3pm Stencilling roses at The Hillhouse. 

Have a great holiday week end if you are in Scotland.
Betty X 

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