There have been mixed fortunes in the Old Rope Salvage world of late. Ebay scams, a leaky seal in the water pump, - (or so Tim tried to explain to me as I stood watching helplessly as rust coloured water bled from the hood of the pick-up past my feet and away down the road) - national and international events featuring large in our thoughts and conversation as we contemplate the future, and two sheds and an in-house/out-house that needed some major reorganising.
Still, the day-to-day activities which keep us happy and sane have been continuing much as they should. Tim is busy creating beautiful treasures which we can't wait to share with you and I am working on the new website which we hope will soon be a fantastic online home for us. And despite the rather intermittent nature of this summer, the veggie garden is beginning to bear the fruits (or veg?) of our labour. The first crop of courgettes, demolished at the weekend in an omelette made from the yellowest eggs I've ever seen and given to us by our neighbour fresh from the hen coup, were delicious.
By far the most exciting thing for us though, was completing the sign writing on the pick-up. We've been discussing how it should look for as long as I can remember. Indeed, the whole name 'Old Rope Salvage' was originally only invented for fun whenTim, bored one evening on the boat, doodled a dollar sign with a rope going through it. Although we liked the symbol and the play on words, we really wanted it to have a nautical twist, and so the anchor icon was developed, with that dollar sign hidden in there for those who want to make the connection.
You can have a look through the photo gallery here to see the sign writing taking shape. Full credit to Tim for all the beautiful hand painting and lettering ... although, to be fair, he would not have let anyone else, including me, anywhere near it! A fresh coat of varnish over the whole of the bodywork and she is truly a thing of beauty ... Now to get that leaky seal fixed ...
Tim & Lisa
We are both artists, living