Thursday, June 4, 2015
like pulling teeth
I've had three proposals to write the last two weeks. Last week was basically lost to the rain and the river at flood stage. This week I've been finding all sorts of other ways to procrastinate, mostly involving birds, and a last ditch effort in which I vacuumed the whole house. And I hate housework.
The first two proposals were easy enough and I banged them out the beginning of the week. The third one though is for a large window in a master bath. The designer is interested in a rather decorative traditional floral with a victorianish border. She referenced an image of a job we did years ago.
I don't know why I'm being so resistant. I like working with this designer and it will be a good job if she can sell it which she generally does and I've done many sketches like it over the years. It would be so much easier if I could find the initial sketch for the job she referenced but, of course, amid all the tons of paper in drawings large and small that I have kept over the years, that one is not to be found.
I'm wondering if my lack of interest is due to the fact that I am, for the most part, burnt out on doing the detailed and intricate carvings or if it's just this design in general but whichever the excitement, she is gone. I want to copy and paste from my old drawings, not design a new one. Better yet, I would just like to sell a design I have already done. But that, apparently, is not the way I roll.
So I have dug out the full size drawings from that job and pinned them to the wall, looking at them as I try to reproduce them in a different size and shape.
As you can see, I did get started but it doesn't seem to be finishing on it's own.