Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Just so you know....


Update: cortisone shot in one knee,
numb foot in same leg...HA!
Almost done...will finish TODAY!!!

That things don't go smoothly....hardly EVER in any job I do...this one is going to give me more than enough gray hairs for a year or so. The shape of the dome is football (!?!) and I should NEVER have taken it on. I hate heights, and it's a hand wrought dome with quirks and bumps that were not evident when it was one neutral color. Add to that my humanly imperfection, and a (what I thought was simple) design that requires DEAD ON CENTERING on a structure that is not perfectly set...and you have frustration to the nth degree.
I'm off today to get it right. There will be "iron" rods shooting off of the center dark design, and they must look good and straight visually.


Joe said...

It's Beautiful!

You were equal to the great challenge!

karen said...

You are very kind, Joe!

SirRobert said...


This is stunning!

You are very talented!


Jenny said...

I just had to tell you I love these ceiling paintings! Great work!

karen said...

Thanks, Jenny!

Anonymous said...

Karen - WOW!!!! Holy somthing! - this is awesome! Awesome! Love the detail! Man, these would be trips, in themselves - the time, maintaining continuity. This isn't covering a canvas ... this is building a vision. Throw down, awesome! - td

karen said...

dang, Tim. I'm blushin' here. Thank you so much. You have no idea what your kind and encouraging words are doing for me right now, truly.
Really big thanks to you all.