Thank you Ben! We worked really hard and did a big trip to the skip, and when it was swept and washed down, it was perfect to use as a summer studio for my encaustic experiments. I should have taken some 'before' photos to compare it with, because it really was a terrible eye-sore!
So this is a view looking out of the conservatory onto the veranda. I relocated my sewing station here when my large format printer arrived and I couldn't fit my sewing stuff in my studio any more.
And here is the encaustic bench, situated near the trellis because you need good ventilation.
My hot plate arrived at last, so I got to work making a batch of wax/damar resin medium. I had to be patient because it took over 24hrs to melt it slowly (or it becomes brittle).
Dandy's best mate, Donnie Darko (otherwise known as Scrappy Do) came to check it out and give me a hard stare.
He can't help himself; he's a jack russel/poodle cross and he's really manic and intense!