Good old-fashioned horror
Let’s crank out a football cliche: ‘Rose Madder’ is a game of two halves.
The set up and first 200 pages of this novel are as good as anything in the King repertoire. 209 more words
1 month ago
Geranium phaeum ‘Rose Madder’
Hardy geraniums abound in my garden, providing attractive low-maintenance ground cover and suppressing weeds at the back of the borders. I have my favourites though, whilst being ambivalent about others. 155 more words
3 months, 2 weeks ago
A Box Full Of Storm Clouds
First Published: 1995
Edition Published: 1996
Cover Design: Bob Warner
Publisher: New English Library
Notes: Excellent condition. Part of the set I remember most clearly (the same as my first copy of IT, which has sadly gone missing).
8 months, 1 week ago
Previous post: How to Make Madder Lake, part 1.
The second secret.
There’s actually another little ‘secret’ to making madder lake, this one a bit more of an open secret, but something very important to keep in mind. 640 more words
9 months ago
The Bookish Bear
I’ve had Rose Madder in my bookcase since December 2013, when my husband and I came to Portland for the first time and decided to live there permanently. 777 more words
Previous post: Preparation for Making Madder Lake.
In the last post, I wrote that we’re beginning with about 100g of madder root and about 30g of potash alum. 505 more words
9 months, 2 weeks ago
(The good stuff!)
It’s time to make these posts at last, after many delays: How to Make Madder Lake.
I’ve posted before about how to make a lake pigment – check this post… 608 more words
10 months, 1 week ago