Seed Pod Door

seed pod doorHave you got any interesting, hard, large seed pods in your garden? This rather complicated door design for the HoBB needs seeds from around the World to make it happen.

As a features artist, I have designed many doors and gates but this one is special and it is for the HoBB.

We are collecting the largest of dried seed pods from friends around the world to produce this artistic door and donations [of unusual seed pods] are very welcome. As we are in the UK, we have already got things like chestnuts and small fir cones so we are looking for sub-tropical and tropical seeds that will be new to us. They may seem regular and common to you but in the UK they will be strange and wonderful.

The door is one of our ‘team artworks’. Many artists visit the HoBB to produce artworks that need a group to create. This door just needs the right shapes to represent the “Harvest of Nature” and to show how different it all is. I can see the door going on tour eventually, when it’s not swinging at the HoBB!

~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ waves from Grant

Monika E. at the HoBB

The Hyde (or Hide) at the HoBB Gardens and Project House“In the majority of cases, it is not a good solution to run away or to flee from situations, circumstances or incidents which do not fit in your current life. But summer came and my first thought was to escape my ordinary every-day life that has asserted itself during the first weeks of my holidays.

Looking retrospectively at the last weeks, my decision to go to Wales and spend one week at The HoBB was a great opportunity and most welcomed chance to leave behind everything that hindered me getting a free mind and enjoying my free time.

My stay at The HoBB can be described as an experiment – not at least because it was my first time as a WWOOFer.

I really enjoyed being faced with challenges and complications and was happy that I was able to succeed in doing things I have never done before. It was a great feeling to see things growing under my own hands and to create something new that has been affected by my own ideas and imagination.

During your stay at The HoBB you can learn to understand what it means to exceed your own boundaries no matter whether they are mental or emotional.

I have discovered a different way to sense my environment whilst seeing myself and the world we are living in from a different angle.

My aim was to learn from this huge amount of impressions you can receive at the Hobb. I achieved my aim, but I have found so much more than I have expected to.

If you go to The HoBB you will make new experiences and start looking at things from a different perspective. In addition, you will get to know two very interesting, lovely and creative persons with a great sense of humour who are probably crazy as well.

I am really looking forward to staying at The HoBB again”

(Guest HoBBlog posted by Monika E.)