My guess is that most of us that work with our hands get a lot of satisfaction from it. Seeing my students reactions during my teaching career to the projects they were able to make showed that sense of pride and satisfaction. Now that the wall work is over and the house is slowly but surely being rid of the dust and tools laying around it’s time to reflect on the change. Here’s a quick look at the over-all change:
As you can see in the after picture the fireplace is gone along with all of the nineties arches and radiused edges. This was the first arrangement of art work that Diane chose to display. I came in from the shop this afternoon and noticed the lights were on and she was standing there studying the wall and figured a change was in the air! Diane has a wonderful sense of style and the various “happenings” around our house reflect that. I think they’re actually called vignettes but to me it’s a happening. Here’s the new lay-out, I can see that it is much more lively and not as static as the initial plan.
The first thing she said is that it needed some of the 22 kt. gold frames I’d done plus she wanted to show some of my work. She chose the acanthus leaf carved in a week long class from Ian Agrell back in 2012. I’m sure the wall will change from time to time but we’re enjoying it now. Gives a lot more warmth than that unused fireplace ever did. I must admit it also gives me a lot of personal satisfaction!