Red Tumbling Blocks and Flowers/DD, Installed Mar 28, ‘14
My client hasn’t seen her new Floorcloth, yet. I’m hoping she’ll see it tomorrow morning and I’m some anxious/anticipatory to hear what she thinks of it. Right now, it looks stiff and shiny; I’m hoping the stiffness will ‘relax’ and the shine turn into a dull glow after a month or so with people walking on it, coming in and out. It’s in the entry way of a weekend home where there are usually quite a few guests as well as the owners, from early Spring to late Fall.
I made a Floorcloth for the entry way in 2009. It wasn’t as large nor was it as well fortified with multi-layers of Polyurethane as the new one. I’m hoping the new one is good for 12 years. Only time will tell….
I brought the old one home with me to refurbish. It feels like a limp rag. Much of the surface is worn and the paint has faded. I haven’t decided how I’m going to refurbish it and maintain the design. I’ll think about that while I’m cleaning and then patching it.
Blue Tumbling Blocks/GG (WIP)
Blue Tumbling Blocks has been ‘sharpened-up’ and is ready for the Grand Finale. I have yet to come up with how I want to fill the corner spaces and the center spaces on the long sides.
Sunflowers & Crows/GG (WIP)
I’ve lightened this image considerably. I also had fun with the blue in the center. The blue that was there previously seemed to me dull, lifeless and flat. I felt that space needed motion. I looked at it one day last week and my heart sank because I felt it was too dark and I knew how much work it would be to give it more light. It took me 2 days; I’m glad I took the time to do it because now, it makes me happy. I’m still undecided as to how I want to treat the border.
Today has been gray, chilly and rainy. The forecast called for heavier rain after dark and they were correct. It’s been a long day and I’m tired. I’m enjoying a feeling of satisfaction that Floorcloth #1 is finished, out of my house and where it was designed to go.