Sun is shining in the sky, there ain't a cloud in sight...and it doesn't look like the hot spell will be relenting any time soon. I shouldn't complain, but in order to conform to English stereotype, I must complain incessantly about the weather. It's too warm. My tools keep slipping out of my sweaty palms, the wood glue is curing before I have time to clamp anything together and my curly hair is standing upwards and outwards like a mad halo around my head. It doesn't look cool either. No funky Afro here...just a nest of bobby pins and hair clips. So the miniature making has been hit and missy these last two weeks.
I've been revisiting a few old designs, trying to make them better. One of the things I love about traditional furniture is the premise that it should be decorative in its own right as well as being functional. Sometimes modern pieces loose that aesthetic ideal and rely solely on the addition of knickknacks from the homeowner to make it feel a part of the room. I think simplicity in itself does not always equal beauty so I've been playing around with some simple patterns to add a little je ne sais quoi to the whole thing.
While I ponder the merits of modern design, I think I'll stick my feet in a bowl of cold water and slurp ice cream. Ahhhhh that's better !
Have a great weekend