|Very unusual arrangement of scenes that could almost be framed|
by casket sides instead. National Trust
So I came across this piece and I found it really unusual in its design. First, the four corners have been treated like little vignettes with their own 'sets'. Architecture and details that you don't normally see on pictures but might on the side of a casket. If those of you out there are interested in the Esther story and the scene around the table - there is a nice drawing in the upper right corner. The other item I find fetching is the
|A more typical treatment with castle at top balanced by the grotto.|
Flowers in the corners and birds/beasts to balance out.
If you stare at it long enough, you will see the turkey in the piece! Quite a few things to make one look twice.
Check it out magnified on the National Trust website.
Now contrast that with a more typical stumpwork picture, another one from the National Trust collection. This one also has a tent stitch slip in the center but the corners and cardinal directions have more predictable content. Really nice to see the contrast.
|Building big metal robots. Nine lanky|
teen boys in a small area with nuts, bolts
and rivet guns all over!
|How many little robot kids can|
fit on one small couch while
analyzing the robot missions in a
huge projected spreadsheet
|Ok, these walls were only painted four|
months ago. Oh well.
The funny thing was about fourteen years ago, my husband and I did this post-it note exercise ourselves. It is a very illuminating exercise, focuses one on what you are doing now and what you really want to be doing. One of the things on my list was 'make a casket'. We are almost there!