Alice Fox | Gifts from the Pavement for Sketchbook Project 19 - a record of things picked up in the streets around my home on everyday short walks during autumn and winter. They have come together with the help of the chemistry of tea to make marks on the pages of the book. I’ve then used rollers and ink to build up more marks and texture and finally there are stitches added in response to the other marks. http://www.sketchbookproject.com/projects/sketchbookproject2013 #artists_book
Bury St Edmunds Abbey ruins, Suffolk, England, UK. In 1214, the Archbishop of Canterbury and 25 barons swore at the high altar that they would make King John sign the charter that would become Magna Carta. He signed it (under protest) at Runnymede the following year. The top and bottom photos show the high altar where the barons made their vow; the middle engravings mark the spot and list the 25 barons. The town’s motto is “Shrine of a King; Cradle of the Law”.
^<3^ her "Majesty" (pedunculate oak '1720'). Fairy tale oak tree considered to be the mightiest and finest of all ancient trees in Britain. She is also considered the thickest tree in Britain, her trunk 13ft across with a circumference of 40ft when measured at chest height. She is over 500 years old & is entirely hollow inside, as is very often the case with old oak trees. #MajestyOak #QuercusRobur #PedunculateOak #FredvillePark #Kent #Nonington #OakTree #EnglishOak #OaksNice