A Cup of Coffee and a book (4)

Here goes for Day 4, hope people might be enjoying seeing some of the books, even get ideas for reading (although probably not this one…):

The slate pieces I have used in this Still Life are actually from the area around Abergynolwyn  or Blaenau Ffestiniog, in North Wales.g


  1. This series is a terrific idea, Sue. And yes, I doubt if I’d read this particular volume, but I have similar reminders of trips taken and enjoyed. New weekend, new tablecloth?

  2. Nor me, but I appreciate the idea and the execution. 🙂 🙂 Where do you keep them normally, Sue? (the slate, not the books 🙂 )

    • Sue

      I knew SOMEONE would ask! After all, it’s not really a girl thing… the slate, I mean… I have an old, battered, small railway trunk which holds a number of things that I use from time to time for Still Lifes. The story of the slates goes back a few years to when I saw some photographs some friends had taken in North Wales…..Cwmorthin, said I, and they were astonished that I knew the place. The little slate pieces were given to me some time later

  3. Pretty mug and I love the monochrome look of this one – perfect for one of my later tasks!

  4. Nice muted colours and a lovely display again, Sue. And is that your rye bread hiding in the corner? 🙂

  5. Still enjoying this theme, but now wondering how many copies of that book were sold. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. I love that they fully revised and reissued that book. Who knew there would be changes in a discussion of slate.

  7. There’s one for sale on ABE books for £40, most of them are around £9 though!

  8. Great story about the slate, and a great congeries of connected items. With value-added shadows!!

    (No! Not “congeries”. I just checked meaning: a jumble this certainly isn’t. It’s thoroughly considered.)

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