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20 Sep
2011

Instant ancient vine (frame work)

Work continues on many fronts on the Fox & Hounds pub project. Today the outside entry received the final coats of base paint, leaving the glazes to be done tomorrow. In the ladies washroom the last of the welded rusty steel stall dividers was installed today

18 Sep
2011

Workshop name tags 3

Cory's name plaque  was to be a diamond shape. The vertical and horizontal lines play off this shape and a comic font offsets the squareness of the diamond. It uses a bitmap from my TEXTURE MAGIC collection called checkerboard squiggles

17 Sep
2011

Workshop name tags 2

The second name tag was a relatively simple one. Jeff's name tag would feature his name on a log round. I imported the long round with splits bitmap from my TEXTURE MAGIC collection.

17 Sep
2011

Workshop name tags 1

With the next Sign Magic Workshop quickly approaching (September 30 - October 2) it is time to start in on the name tags we create for our guests. I started with a sketch, as always. I designed in a hurry, ideas flow better that way, and scribbled down my ideas, moving on to the next as soon as I had it nailed.

14 Sep
2011

Outside progress at the pub

Each day we do our best to cross another job off the list. For the longest while it seemed the list of projects ahead of us at the Fox & Hounds was much longer than the finished ones.

11 Sep
2011

Production in spite of me

Yesterday was one of those days when almost nothing went right. Tools broke and had to be replaced, pieces were missing and had to be fabricated, and I simply got things wrong

09 Sep
2011

Mantle routing file

Yesterday the temporary floor which we worked on to build the 'London roofline' came down. I could then size up exactly how I would build the new fireplace facade.