The glorious doll of Carole Gascoigne, a lovely guest of the arthouse earlier this year, inspired by her visit to Italy!
Travelling to Italy with doll making on my mind,
I stayed in a Magical Art House, my doll to find.
Butterfly exhibits, markets full of scarves,
Italian wine and cheese, Italians do nothing by halves.
Trip to Niki De Saint Phalle sculptures all around,
creativity, inspiration and the Empress crowned.
Now back in Scotland with an alchemists haunt,
I place fabric and colour from my Italian jaunt.