Monday, May 4, 2015

A Stroll Through The Past

These are drawings that make my heart sing. I was good at this. I miss this kind of problem solving. It's nice to know these schematics have been built to my specifications and are giving their owners pleasure.


Writing desk, cherry with beveled glass panal doors on curio cab; mail slots. 



Teen ager's headboard with four drawers and closed cupboard storage. Open shelf.  



Back view of kitchen banquet with extended shelf/ crown support. Pickled Fruitwood. 



White pine wall storage cabinetry, routed glass shelves, interior lighting, black glass doors on audio/visual cab. Cd storage drawers. My mom's silver storage cabs. This is mine. Built sixteen years ago, it's holding up well. Still hasn't needed repainting, but does need adjustments for a flat screen to bring it up to date. TV opening is adequate. A 52" flatscreen will inset. Decorative panels will be needed to accommodate the new proportions. 

This is the stuff of me.  I came across the drawings while catching my breath after emptying the dishwasher.  Updating  my Picasa slideshow seemed a good way to fill the time. 

We're better today, but fatigued.  We get up. We do something, like empty the dishwasher, we lay down till we catch our breath, we get up and do something else.  Pathetic. My MD son calls it a dwindling health reserve. So, besides having a disappearing metabolism, old age also steals away our health reserve, our strength. ghastly. And with that said, rest period over. I'm going to change a load. These warm ups worn four days straight are about to walk away. 

 




15 comments:

  1. fun to see that stroll down memory lane...! I too have some work from yesteryear that I am proud of. I used to ink my own hand lettering and logos etc...God it was challenging and I got so good at it (if I do say so myself..haha). All of that precision was cool. Glad it is over, however. Hoping you and Ellis feel better soon. So sorry you have been under the weather!

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    1. I loved the precision of the drawings. All done to scale, the cabinet fabricator was able to see what the end of his labors were going to look like From these elevations--so could the client. My floor plans were also scaled and precisely dimensioned. they had to be to build the items. The part of my brain that does this misses doing it. Painting while demanding isn't dependent on precision and accuracy in quite the same mathematical way. Painting and design were nice companions. Both satisfied. One sided, I'm a bit off kilter.

      Things are getting grim as easy food and drink run out. Tomorrow is going to be trouble. We can change our warm ups now; laundry's done!

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  2. Dat gaat heel mooi worden Linda lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. Thanks Danielle. I appreciate your appreciation.

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  3. These drawings are very beautiful,made from precise hand and pleasantly artistic, not just technical design, but also aesthetic of the project, very accurate.Congratulations Linda for these beautiful accomplishments. Your skills continue today into your great sense of three-dimensionality,in Linda art works.
    Happy your both are a bit better, warm hugs Rita

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    1. It's getting growly here as the food and drink runs out, not that we can taste anything. No one is fit to drive. The decongestion medication says don't operate heavy machinery. I found a concierge market. Maybe we'll give them a try?

      Thank you. I stumbled across them while adding this year's drawings to my Picasa Album. They made me smile with pride. I felt so sure of myself when I did that--like it was what I was meant to do. I am comfortable with precision, not so in this world. That's why I liked the Venetian approach I think. I'm still looking for a happy in between and it's coming.

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  4. Stunning! My mind boggles at the thought of even beginning such projects. You really are amazing. and so you should be proud.

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    1. I really am of this work. Getting these projects built required close teamwork between the designer and the fabricator. I had a good finish carpenter.

      Now to achieve some finesse with this challenge called painting.

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  5. Beautiful!!! I love this type of work. Damn, you are GOOD! How is the coughing?

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    1. Sounds marvelous. Ellis is honking. I'm choking. Quite the symphony.
      it is nice looking back at something you did well. Unfortunately I recall these times, every time I screw up a canvas. I plan to throw out the rules when I get back to painting. I must shake loose.

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  6. Wow - Linda. This explains why you did so well with the Venetian School of work. Your eye for scale is amazing. Not everyone understands how important scale is. Glad to read you are proud of what you did - you certainly should be.
    It sounds like this has been a real siege for you both. Glad to know you are on the mend.

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    1. The systematic approach is the Venetian approach. Working on scale with both painting and design, however, doesn't begin till the initial ideas are roughed out via multiple thumbnails and sketches--and in the case of modern Venetian some photographic sessions. In design, Scale comes into play after the client was satisfied and the purchase was sealed with a check. Wouldn't it be nice if painting worked that way too?

      We are either on the mend or learning to live with this hacking, gut-wrenching cough. We go back to the doc's today where I'm sure he's going to kiss us on the forehead and say, "All better."

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  7. Wonderful to see the work.

    Worried about the dwindling reserves. Take it as easy as possible until you are restored to health.

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    1. This episode and that fact got me to find a nearby drugstore and market that delivers. I'm also thinking about my housekeeper. She drives. But can she do some food prep? And will she do some laundry? I think at times like these a pair of healthy hands is needed.

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  8. Sorry to hear you are under the weather. The drawings should cheer you up a bit. They are great.

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