Thursday, October 06, 2011

There's Progress to Report.....

Did you ever make something that you liked while you were making it, but afterward you didn't?  That's where I am with this wreath. See details below.


I always get lost in the details. That's why my college art teacher made me stand at arm's length away from the canvas, when I was painting or drawing.

The chimney guys started this morning at the roof/gutter line....the process of removing the courses is slow and painstaking.

and as of this afternoon, they have removed all of the broken portion of the chimney!! YAY! As soon as they remove the inner flue tiles and excess mortar, they can being to rebuild the chimney. After that, we can get the roof repaired, the gutters replaced and painted, the window replaced and the deck railings rebuilt. Do you want to bet it will all be done by Christmas?

Another wreath, much simpler than the larger one. I think I'm done making wreaths now....until the Holidays!

16 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE that first wreath, Judy...I think it is so imaginative and Beautiful....I'm wondering what you don't like about it...lol!

It may take quite a while to finish the Chimney, but it feels like and looks like these guys really know what they are doing----and it sounds quite painstaking---Getting all the tiles right, etc...BIG Job!
Christmas??? I don't know...lol!

tiff said...

Hooray for chimney progress!!

Love (LOVE!!!) the feathers on the first wreath, but what is the purple dangly bit?

"arm's length" works great for writing too. Good advice.

Peter said...

This chimney has turned into a BIG job hope you're right about Christmas.

Betty said...

I love your wreaths, but especially the first one. I think you're too hard on yourself. I can just about imagine what a mess I would make if I tried it.

Gilly said...

The first one is so pretty, but if I saw it on a door I would never get to knocking or opening it - I'd be examining all the intricate details! I think, to be honest, I like the second one better.

Hooray for the chimney work! Hope it all gets finished soon, plus all those extras. If you were in England I'd be doubtful it would all be finished by Christmas, but maybe its better in the US?

Arkansas Patti said...

Maybe it is my problem with detail but I loved both of them.
Goodness, I sure hope you are finished long before Christmas. You've got to have that roaring fire when it gets nippy.

Peruby said...

I agree with all comment-ers so far. I love both wreaths - especially the first one.

I think it has a nice balance.

LL Cool Joe said...

I like it too. Why don't you?

Pat said...

I'd be happy if I could make either of those wreaths. I hope your building work isn't too noisy. We have it bad just now with a jack hammer attacking a neighbour's garage. Roll on the week-end!

Anonymous said...

Judy--Good deal, on your chimney work. It is well that you found a good contractor.

Not being artsy, I like both wreaths; although, I do like the second more, I think.
Cop Car

Nancy said...

I like both wreaths but I LOVE the first one.

SO, if you don't like it anymore ,send it to me. I will give you my address and I will even pay the postage.

Sparkling Red said...

That's great news! Congratulations on your chimney's progress.

bARE-eYED sUN said...

well, i LIKE the first wreath, love it, so there!

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Joy Des Jardins said...

I love, love, love wreaths...and use several on my front door. I especially love that first one. You really do beautiful work Judy.

Granny Annie said...

The first wreath is a signature piece for you. It has your flair and is easily recognizable as design "by Judy". I love your floral arrangements for the same reason. They are unique pieces of art.

Grannymar said...

Wreaths are slowly coming into fashion here on my patch. I would be proud to display the first one above. It is very striking.

Good luck with the chimney rebuild, this stage will pass and by this time next year it will be but a memory.