Saturday, August 29, 2015
This has been a busy week. I finished the sketches and submitted my proposal but spent the rest of the week trying to find, or rather decide on, a fix for the installation. That's misleading. What the architect specified for these 7' x 4' panels is a graphic on one piece of glass laminated between two other pieces of glass and the framework was detailed to accommodate that at 7/8” thick, which is a really heavy piece of glass at 350 lbs and since that's not what we do, I have had to propose an alternate way of using our glass in the space. I'm still waiting on the final pricing for the glass and install to submit my final proposal.
Did I mention the client really likes our work and that the art consultant really likes the sketches I did?
I've also been trying to finish the small circles with the stars for the San Jacinto Memorial Museum. The tape protecting the edges of the glass circles blew off partially during the sandblasting and so now all but three have slightly frosted edges in spots. This is a problem as they use some of these as awards. So now I have to try and polish it back up. My glass company can do it, I'm pretty sure, easily enough but that is an extra expense so I'm going to see what I can do with my little bit of equipment.
All this headache and hassle just reminds me why I want to retire from doing this stuff and while I am happy to get new jobs, I'm happy to not have new complicated jobs.
The other thing I've been doing is working on the totems. I finished 2 more and have 5 in progress. I'm spending a lot of money and time on these things so I hope they sell.
What I haven't been doing is visiting around but I hope to catch up today while I (wo)man the antique store.