Monday, October 31, 2011


The workmen have left.

Only a few things remain to be done to make my new kitchen complete: The addition of a stainless steel work table and finishing off the pull-out pantry shelves, adding the soft close to the cabinet doors and a small piece of metal to conceal water pipes going to the new baseboard heater.

My new kitchen is such a joy to work in. It is so much more efficient than the old one and I haven't even filled up all the new storage that was gained.

I'm waiting to photograph it in total with comparative before and afters, but for now, here's a hint:

Shown is the old kitchen with the low ceiling and the parquet floor. The only thing we kept was the 'fridge. The new kitchen has a lofty ceiling and a refinished original floor we found hiding underneath the parquet and an old linoleum floor.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Here Today

This weekend I happened to look out the office window and saw this.

What a great inspiration for a drawing, watercolor or a cuerda seca glaze treatment.

Of course, the wind blew last night and today, it's all gone. Glad I had the camera handy.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Yesterday, My Muse Ran Away*

*My title.

Beautiful works by anka-zhuravleva at anka

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tea for One

I ran across this great teapot, cup, creamer and sugar listed in the FDIM Museum (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in L. A.) gift shop.

Great arrangement of sugar (on top), creamer, mug and tea/coffee pot.

A real challenge to get all the diameters made so the entire piece interlocks!

The rest of the items are worth a peruse too.