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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cleaning Up and Throwing Out...

I have been trying to do the first of the year clean out... It is the same every year.  I try to sort and toss.

Tessie, on the other hand tries to keep and collect. 

I try to keep the two separated by keeping her away from the workroom when I am doing it...

Today was not one of the more successful.

I left the big notebook out on the table... It is the one that I have put sketches in.  Over the years, from 1982 onwards.

The bed sketch that she is gazing so fondly at is a one of a kind Chippendale that I carved back in 82.  The design in the center of the arch is the headboard that goes to the end where Tessie is standing.

I took it to California for a show and sold it almost before I unpacked it.  I was always sorry that I didn't keep that one.

Don't tell Tessie.  She is nagging at me to make one like that for her...(for the future mansion?)

The original was carved from walnut.  She is having fits, since I told her that I already did it and sold it.  Not a happy camper!

I hate to say it, but I am really tempted to do another one like that. It was one of my favorites.

I tried to take the notebook away from her, but she won the tug of war...

Bench for the front hall? 

I think that I still have one like that.  I made several... I even taught a class on how to do it at one point...
Then she found my favorite Spanish piece...

A four poster bed with barley twist posts and a carved and pierced headboard.  The original of this one was done with an emerald green silk coverlet.

Unfortunately, this one got dropped and broken. 

Now she wants another one made... At least that one is not as complicated as the Chippendale ones.
This one is another Chippendale.  I never made it.  I just did the scale sketches.

I got it straight out of Chippendale's book on furniture making. 

Tessie followed me in here...

I am going to quietly get up from the keyboard and then race into the workroom, slam the door, grab the notebook and stuff it back into the bookcase... Way up on a HIGH shelf...

 Now  I will innocently look around and ask her where she put it.  That should hold her for a while. 

I put a couple of other books in front of it.  Let the search begin!

Back to sorting.

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

Nice sketches! You should do that bed if that's what you feel like doing.

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
Those drawings are fantastic. Do you think that she will forget about the bed even if she doesn't find the was awfully beautiful!
Big hug