Wednesday, January 15, 2014

blah blah work blah and some dead foliage


I had a productive day today and it's still early and I should be finishing up these last sketches which I'm mostly pleased with. Especially since I am juggling three jobs and so far, nobody's pissed off yet.

But they will be.

Before it's all over with someone is going to be unhappy with how long their work is taking.


I did finish up and sent the images off to the client. Now I'm ready to start the full size art work for one job, the intermediate size for the second job, and the intermediate size for the third job if they approve the drawings. Earlier today I zipped into the city and got approval on the revisions for job #2 and did a field measure of the doors for job #1.

So now I have my work ready this week.


I went to the gym last Thursday and for the next two days I was so sore I could hardly move (it'd been a while). The CW says I should have gone back on Saturday but I worked at the antique store that day. Sunday. I was going to go back on Sunday but I had sketches to do and next thing I knew, the day was gone.

I didn't finally get back until Tuesday. My reluctance in going is not about the workout but about the big chunk of time out of my day because when I go, I'm there for almost two hours. I did get the full size art started for job #1 when I got back.

1/3 full size for a pair of doors (the architect did the initial sketch and then I cleaned it up and made it look like this)


Today! Today, I'm going to get the full size drawings for the pair of doors for job #1 finished she says in the small fine print.

In case you haven't figured it out I've been immersed in art work for the past 4 weeks getting proposal sketches done, doing revisions in between holidays and grandkids, and now starting on the full size art work. Eventually we'll get to fabrication and be spending half of every week in the city again.

Something not work related:

We are having our December weather in January. Either that or we are having our late February/early March weather in January. Whichever, the days are warm and the birds are being mighty chirpy. Everything in the yard is still brown and dead though.

yellow and white butterfly ginger that was so beautiful last year

It will all come back.


  1. really like the sketch of vines and blooms. wisteria?

  2. I gave up the gym over a decade now; but, I use housework judiciously to strengthen my core muscles and to maintain my agility. Try those bands exercises whenever you can; they do work.

  3. The title of this post is THE BEST! Exactly how these days feel ... The gym is not my friend, there was once a gym I liked , for women only , decorated in happy pastels with televisions on every work out system, ear phones, a library of , poetry, language...of course it went bankrupt. Women, you is now a proper GUY gym.

  4. That's such a lovely design, Ellen. Good luck on getting everything done in good time. Here's to not pissing anyone off. ;)

  5. Too much is better than too little. Mantra.
    Our January thaw gets another bite out of it every day.

  6. You are working like a maniac! I salute you!

  7. The doors look great!

    I know what you mean about the time required for the gym. When I used to go to the gym regularly, I always did it first thing in the morning, because that was the only way I could allocate that much time before I got busy with the day.

    You'll probably have more cold blasts before Feb and March roll around, don't you think?

  8. It was so cold here my hands turned numb in 10 minutes without gloves while I moved a few things out of storage.

  9. Can I just say that I'm in awe of your sketches alone, and that you turn them into amazing works of art on glass boggles my mind.

    I've got my own share of dead foilage mocking me in the yard. That fall clean up did not happen this year. Or as you said, blah, blah :)


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