Friday, February 12, 2010
Friday fiddle faddle........
To make a long story short, this is a piece of an old Amish barn, the barn had burned down. The indention that has been chiseled out was the location where a bracket once was positioned. The bracket was removed and is going to be reused in our old town interurban depot. Two brackets with rollers will hold up a sliding wood door that will move back and forth to cover things posted on a wall.
Even though it is not so much decorative, the craftsmanship has to be admired. It the barn had not burned that one person's work, which was essential for that door to be hung correctly, would have stood maybe another century.
A footnote to what I said here, the barn was from out east and it was on the man's brother's property. Amish are building new barns now where they have settled, more in Missouri than in Iowa.
Another tea pot that I hadn't included with the one blog in which I talked about decoration. This one had a stencil line outline placed on it and then it was hand painted as you can see where they painted sometimes outside of the lines with quick brush strokes.
Just like a good soldier, I finally moved the very last of the Christmas decorations to the basement. It was a couple of boxes that sat there for awhile, and today, I just did it. In ten months I will bringing it back up.
I have been painting and reworking paintings and getting back on the bicycle again. Painting is a skill but when it is also an expression you have to warm up the process to have success. I painted out a sky three times today and still don't have what I want. Maybe tomorrow I will get it done. Thanks for stopping by.....Friday