Saturday, October 15, 2011


Today we went to Montsalvat to visit my daughter. She and Susan Buret are artists in residence for the month of October. This place was started in1937 and has wonderful old buildings, some of which are being restored. I have some photos I took today but see more of the place click here .

One of the houses.

The Stables where there is a guitar maker in residence.

Inside the stables.

The Great Hall there are 3 floors inside with the narrowest of stairs and wonderful woodwork. The doors on all the buildings are large and solid wood.

There are numerous peacocks around the grounds and they are tame enough that when you walk close to them they don't fly off. This was the largest tail of all.

This the family going up to inspect my daughters accommodation. My other son thought 'Rapunsal' was an apt name while she stayed there.

but the neighbours place looked better!

To see my daughters work here


Lida said...

You must be a very proud mother, with a daughter that is so talented! I love her work, it is so beautiful, I wish I had a better word for it, but I don't know the right word in English, in Dutch I would say: Feeƫriek. What means dreamy, fairy's like. I wish her lots of success and hope you will be there to enjoy it! Greetings

Linda said...

Dorothy, I know you must be very proud of your daughter's accomplishments! She is a very talented girl.

Montsalvat looks like it's out of a fairytale. I agree with your son's "Rapunsel" assessment :)

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful place to create, and it truly has inspired your daughter to create some beautiful artwork.


Miriam said...

Lovely photographs! The peacock's tail is glorious!! I have never been to Monsalvat before.

Congratulate your DD on her art. I love the delicate feeling of her papercut works.

Nicola Moss said...

Thanks mum :-)