December 29, 2021
In the weeks before Christmas we had a lovely message from a local artist, Patrick Morales-Lee.
I had recently met his wife, founder of the Warrior Women Network. She is a force of nature that had been lovely enough to include me as a guest on her podcast and also a speaker at an incredible event in London earlier this year where we talked about new political systems, social entrepreneurship and how mass collaboration is required to solve global challenges.
Patrick wondered if it would be possible to make a trade, one of his prints for a special piece of ours for a Christmas/Birthday present for Karla.
Now, this particular request came at precisely the right time. We are about to completely change the landscape at the farm with 11,668 vines, the associated trellising, completing our workshop, renovating and restoring the other buildings and planting thousands of trees. We really wanted to capture the farm as we found it and despite having a lot of drone images there were none which managed to contain the whole site. One of the corners of a field was always missing, or one of the buildings, or the slope... We knew that an artist's rendering could help; angles can easily be defeated by skill and imagination!
We are now very proud to unveil the 'before' illustration. It is just fantastic, and something we will always treasure.
Keep checking in, it won't be too long before we have the next instalment for you. Patrick has agreed to produce an 'after' illustration when everything is complete and in bloom.