Wednesday, August 19, 2015
close but no cigar
You might remember that I posted about being on the short list for the City of Houston Portable Works Collection that will become part of the permanent collection of the Houston Airport System and will be displayed at the Houston Intercontinental Airport. Well, the selection committee came and went and they declined to purchase any of the 3 pieces that the liaison from the Houston Center Of Contemporary Craft had selected to show them. Ah well, always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
This week I am working on a new job, a single panel 5' x 5' for a master bath,
and working on a proposal for three large panels, 4' x 7', for a small animal hospital that is being built. I'm working with an art consultant who presented images of our work and a rough proposal. The client loved our work and so now I am doing some compositional sketches and a firm proposal. It's not for sure until I have my deposit but I am feeling positive about it especially since they want a November installation.
It's still too hot out there to do any work in the shop unless it's very early in the morning or early evening. Fortunately, the work I'm doing now can be done in the air conditioned work room in the house. This fall and winter, we plan to do the remodel of the inside parts of the shop (what we should have done last winter but we were finishing up the Botanicas instead), those areas that we will be able to air condition. Working in the winter in the shop isn't so bad since the metal building warms up nicely and on those really cold days I have a space heater that keeps me warm.
Well, I'm off to field measure, or rather accompany my installer as he field measures for this big window. I haven't seen the space yet and I do like to see where the work is going before I start.