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Design at Hannah’s {New} House

So given that we moved in October, I thought it might be fitting to show another several pictures from the decoration that we (I directed, Marty lifted) did when we moved in to our new place.  I am posting these up in sets of before and after shots, because the before was a liiiiittle bit craaaazy…  It took me three days – two washes, sanding, dusting, three coats of primer and two coats of paint – to ensure that the raspberry red did not come through, and to get the very sharp tape lines softened out of the walls so the pattern wasn’t a major part of the decor any more.  All in all, I’m really pleased with how it worked out.

Before:

Before 3  Before 1

After:

After 2  After 1

And when our landlady (our age, super lovely lady!) came back to say hello and check things out, she said how much bigger it made the room look.  Of course!

Finished

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New Workspace!

Just got a free table, and started to put together my workspace for *hopefully* some stained glass!  I’ve been working on some designs based on the sketches I put up last post.  I’m finding SketchUp really helpful in making accurate patterns, and I’m trying out an offset thing so account for the copper foil in the pattern.  I will report back when I have something to report on!

For now, some pictures of my semi-permanent workspace.  My free table, with some glass being taken out of boxes and assessed for condition, amount and colour.  Clearly, the wall behind this table needs some artwork to make it more interesting and less blank:

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My old light table, with a makeshift work surface made out of an Ikea cupboard door.  I’m excited about the potential of having a raised grinder:

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Love love love…

This makes me drool.  I have admired John Houshmand for a few years, but this just takes the cake.

 

This chair is sleek, sexy, and playful.  Who could ask for more?

 

Image from the John Houshmand website

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Assemblages of our Discarded Past: Aaron Moran

I love a good post that focuses on design, art and building – all the things I do every day! An excellent post by and awesome blogger – if you haven’t already, please check out Artsy Forager on wordpress!

xo

Artsy Forager

I have always been a lover of things past.  Some of my favorite places have been cities or towns that truly celebrate their history, even revel in it.  To walk into a building that has been repurposed and restored is such a delight.  But it seems that more often than not, older buildings and homes instead of being loved and revered are neglected and then torn apart to make way for the shiny and new.  The sculptural work of Aaron Moran uses pieces of found architectural wood to create works that are as complex and chaotic as our history.

Each piece becomes a small monument to our collective history.  Just scraps might be affixed to repair a dying structure, so these scraps from buildings long gone are bound together physically in each work and spiritually in their shared destiny.

Instead of languishing at the bottom of a landfill, these relics…

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Back on the Stained Glass Horse

…  although I’d have to get back on it very delicately if I was being really literal.

It’s been a long time since I had a studio space set up at all.  I’m ready to get back into it!  I spent some time after work today unpacking boxes of supplies and looking at the glass bits that I’ve had all bundled up for the past two years…  What a long time!  *le sigh*  No more sighing, though, because I’m so close to having more project work completed I can taste it!

For your viewing pleasure, some pictures:

Spare Bedroom Studio Set-up!

Some lamp panels I started years ago…

More panels…

Glass and copper foil detail

A puzzle… !

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