12 April 2014

SAVE THE DATE!

THE ANNUAL KITCHENS IN THE VINEYARDS HOME TOUR IS JUST AROUND THE BEND. 26 APRIL 2014


VERY HAPPY TO SEE ONE OF THE FIVE HOMES IS A RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECT THAT I DESIGNED.  TO ME IT STANDS AS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN OWNER/CLIENT AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER AND A TALENTED BUILDER AND TEAM OF CREATIVES COME TOGETHER.

COME SEE!






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21 January 2014

NESTING INSTINCTS






Was speaking to a friend and client the other day on how to approach her new house project.

What were her goals/what did she "want it to be".....seemed timely; coming at the end of one and the the beginning of the next year.  I am not sure why I/We get hung up in marking the years with beginnings/ends, but I do.  Maybe it is an opportunity to start fresh and renewed, a reset, a chance to raise your stewing epiphanies and set them into motion.  Scrape new tracks or push the cart back into ones that were doing the job but somehow fell away from you. Part of our discussion (maybe what struck me most deeply) was the concept of what to design and also by design what "not to do" .....leaving/preserving resources and space for a "well lived life".  Wanting spaces and environments that work and inspire (and are just plain COOL) and also leave enough quid in your purse to travel/experience/LIVE.

The search for BALANCE will not be solved permanently any time soon.  Part of the nature of that beast is that it needs maintenance and prodding and constant FEEDING.  Like its brother beast of CREATIVITY with much the same needs.....pushing, pruning, feeding, piquing and testing and then more FEEDING. 


DAZZLING WITH HIGH FLYING FEATS AND FLIPS NO LONGER CUTS IT


BUT VALUING EXPERIENCES


LETTING THE HALCYON EMBERS WARM YOUR FOUNDATIONS 


AND SOME THINGS ARE CONSTANT.....DREAMING BY MY POOL OF BLUE


CLASSICS INFORMING




OUTLOOKS INSPIRING


                                      PURPOSES ENVELOPING


AND LEARNING THAT MANY HANDS NOT ONLY MAKE LIGHT WORK BUT MAKE THE LIGHT YOU HAVE WORK BETTER


KNOWING WHICH TOOLS TO BRING TO THE JOB


AND WHICH BOX TO CARRY THEM IN





 NEW VIEW POINTS


AND NEW WAYS TO FRAME THE VIEW


AND KNOWING WHEN THE DESIGN GETS IN THE WAY OF THE VIEW OR WHEN THE DESIGN IS THE VIEW


The year is showing good promise.....new structures/projects/works...encounters and collaborations with other CREATIVES.  Bring it on baby!


COMING SOON.....



                                            A working Barn


                                          A Learned Library


                                            Indian Wells idle

An island of Calm

The Back 40

STAY TUNED.....MORE TO COME




06 December 2013

LATE TO THE PARTY BUT VERY WELL DRESSED...


Dolly was impetuous
she was a go anyplace and up for any challenge kind of angel
she looked deep inside you
she had very fine wings
and an exceedingly lovely backside
there was a ferocity in her kindness














12 November 2013

FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING...

figurative |ˈfigyərətiv|adjectivedeparting from a literal use of words; metaphorical gold, in the figurative language of the people, was “the tears wept by the sun.”(of an artist or work of art) representing forms that are recognizably derived from life.



         I have been working on a group of pieces for a figurative show at Bennett Galleries in Knoxville, Tennessee.  I had to change hats, or more accurately re-route some of my thinking, pry it from the ruts and well worn tracks.  I used to do a lot of figural work.  Back in the "old days" I did windows full of pieces at the American Folk Art Museum or the Whitney Museum store in NYC or Sweet Nellie.  Hauling a load of work and traipsing armfuls across to instal in a large window at Rockefeller plaza.  The wonder of a spectacle to those locals and to the wide eyed wonder of me looking back out.  I did liberty statues for the gala re-opening fete of the great copper lady, mother of all figures that stands out on the island greeting waves of immigrants and visitors.  Over the years I periodically re-visit figures and the act of thinking about them. I look at them and they look at me, they are mirrors and looking glasses, peering in and back out.  I guess that is what they do...what they are for.....




"wait until you see the whites of their eyes"
"I traded my eyes for looking glass"



balance seeker...not your usual barbie


got back?


rising to her level



tool dip and thoughts without end....


dreams cut/broken and sown like seeds back into the furrow of your life


to grow again and dream another day





ZZZZZZZ

 

on her way out the door...sweet dreams
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