April2013

respecting the space

I had all these plans for installing the large painting rack for Amy’s paintings in one of the upstairs storage rooms.  They even involved my use of a plumb bob, a beautiful tool used by carpenters and masons to find specific points on a true vertical line. Two hundred years[…]

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1130

Sounds like a date. It isn’t. I am making large racks for Amy’s paintings, while she is upstairs finishing up the room where I will install the rack.  Some of the paintings are large, 66 X 90 inches.  The racks have to be strong and straight with no protrusions that[…]

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living with history

The Cyrus Allen Building, constructed sometime between 1805 and 1830, is located in the Historic District of Vincennes, Indiana, at 521 Main Street.   According to the property’s abstract, records of the exact date of construction were destroyed in a fire.  The land was originally owned by Francis Vigo, an[…]

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a waking moment

    This morning as she was beginning her day, Amy grabbed a piece of Kleenex to blow her nose.  As she pulled it out of the flexible plastic slit glued into the top of the cardboard box, she looked at it and said to herself, “What an incredible thing THIS[…]

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over the pass

This process of creating a studio, like creating many things worthwhile, has tested my patience, my abilities and even my pocket-book, as I hang on to a special idea for my commitment to making art and showing art to the community.  Progress in the last week, however, has  provided us[…]

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