Monday, December 16, 2013

dumb work stuff and a brilliant tree

It's been a very busy past two weeks, working in the city, preparing for and participating in the annual open house, and the big family event of my youngest grandgirl's Bat Mitzvah (post coming up) and I am woefully behind on visiting the blogs I read with (some sort of) regularity.

The next couple of weeks are going to be just as busy as I get the current commission finished and get all the design work I promised out by the end of the year. I also promised samples for two of the upcoming commissions but it doesn't look like that's going to happen until the first week of January.

I have been working on one job with a sketch provided by the architect, a project sketch to show the client whose house they are restoring. I usually do my own design work but the client is really adamant about me reproducing the original sketch as closely as possible.

That's fine. I don't really have a problem with that but it makes it harder. I have to translate a pencil sketch into a drawing for glass. I guess the real problem has been how far am I allowed to deviate from the architect's sketch in an attempt to make it make sense. I think I've finally got it figured out.

That couple of weeks of bitter cold weather that has put us behind in fabrication and thus these sketches turned the remaining deciduous trees that still had their leaves into colorful torches. We have a lot of evergreens here, many types of trees that never loose their foliage so we tend to get the isolated brilliantly colored tree when we get any at all.


  1. I hope it's good to be busy, rather than stressful. The autumn tree is definitely a nice diversion!

  2. The tree is brilliant! Better busy than not. it can just be the year you worked through Christmas. And New Year.
    See you at the Bat Mitzvah. .

  3. Snowing here today, barely got the last cleared yesterday. It is a balmy 28.

  4. glad you are busy with work, although i'm certain you'd always prefer it to be stretched out evenly. :)

  5. Beautiful. It looks like a classic northern autumn day... in October. ;)

    Looking forward to seeing the photos from your granddaughter's Bat Mitzvah.

  6. I agree, I hope that you enjoy busy and that you don't let it take you to a place of stress. Slow down when you can and enjoy the season. From the looks of this tree you are doing that. Keep Smiling.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  7. Gorgeous tree! I can't even imagine the design work you do - either composing it from your own head or using someone's sketch. Oy!


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