The famous five have now taken to being fed on the TV aerial rather than staying in the wood shed. The parents show their amazing flying skills by constantly feeding them on the wing.
We have five recently-fledged swallows in the wood shed at the moment. They have made a few flights in and out but seem to prefer perching on this scaffolding board while the parents zoom in and feed them.
Finished the replacement bridge. For drawings and other photo see this earlier post.
Further to the previous post – tiny house vacant – this morning I had a wonderful surprise and found our Mallard Mum and her eight ducklings sailing around the big pond at Shangri La – who knows they may even have spent the night in the duck hotel!
Bridge design for Shangri La Farm to replace what was basically an eight metre plank which finally gave way. Now under construction.
I have just finished designing the logo for the Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild. It blends the colours from their parent body – the Modern Quilt Guild which was formed in Los Angeles in October of 2009, with an iconic view of Edinburgh Castle taken from one of my photographs. I drew the outlines using Adobe Illustrator then added the colours with live paint. The typography is Orator Standard Medium with an added outline for a bit of extra weight.
Owl nest box from scrap plywood. 2011. Being sized up by a pair of Jackdaws as a potential “des-res”.
Shangri La big pond in 2012 – around 18 months after construction.
Ducks or geese required.
The Black Burn flowing through Shangri La Farm.
Japanese lantern juxtaposed with wooden bridge and vanishing point through the Scots Pines.
Jonathan Avery 2013. Acrylic on board.
Built out of scrap fencing and plywood. So far it has only housed a wasps nest; I haven’t plucked up the courage to actually get some water fowl.
I am excited to have finally taken my new website LIVE – jonathanavery.com. Its been a lengthy and cathartic process and has helped me to make sense of the last thirty years career-wise, but there is still lots to add. I am going to use this as my main blog and Facebook feed from now on.
This is the compact square version of the logo for Jo’s shop myBearpaw in Edinburgh. I also designed the fascia and window signage.
This advertised the kitchen renovation and rebuilding service from Jonathan Avery Homestore. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator on a Mac.
Jonathan Avery Homestore later logo variant by Jonathan Avery
Jonathan Avery Homestore
This pair of sister logos are for my new venture building tiny house structures.
Shaker bench made from reclaimed pine. July 1991.
Studio interview for the local BBC North East local news show Look North to report my having won joint second (wow!) in the Amateur Photographer of the Year competition. They kindly printed up three huge black and white shots I had taken of local landscapes – warehouses below the Metro Bridge, an alley-way in Silver St, Durham and gravestones at Whitby abbey and mounted these on foamboard as a backdrop to the interview. I can’t remember whether reference was also made to a local competition at the famous Side Gallery – I have a sketchy letter from them that seems to refer to me winning something. The foamboard prints were used in many of our houses over the years until they became too dog eared and were eventually chucked out!
Appeared on this interiors home show to extoll the virtues of working with MDF – no knots, no grain, ability to cut smooth curves, uniformity etc etc. It was shot in my first workshop in the cottage at Darlingfield with some good exposure for the small cupboard range. Ran for years on the repeat TV channels. Hopefully now lost!