Well it was pouring with rain today but we headed out to the church regardless (hour & a half drive), just in-case the weather was any better out there…. it wasn’t.
So I took some photos, ate my roll and we drove back.
One of the nice things about this church is 2 framed drawings by the front door. From 1933, these are the cartoon designs for 8 windows, designed by Gordon Webster (1908 – 1987), the son of famous stained glass artist Alf Webster, he made a major contribution to the decoration of Scotland’s churches.
One window was built, but the other 7 presumably for financial reasons were never completed. Its nice to see what was planned though.
This is the completed window & its original cartoon. (a cartoon is what we refer to as a scaled colour drawing of the final design.)
And these are the other drawings for the 7 unmade windows. Sorry about the flash, did the best I could.
The windows we are actually working on aren’t that exciting, just rectangles, but windows none the less.
When I got home I did find a cool chair sitting by a bin. One of the great things about living in the area I do is that it is a free furniture superstore. Lots of students moving in and out just now, so there is a constant supply of things being chucked out.
I’ve had chair unhappiness for a while. I got rid of my couch so I wouldn’t have anywhere to sit and waste time, in a way to force myself to do more work at the drawing board. Well no doubt a great plan and it did work but I think I do need a chair to sit in, a nice reading chair. A sit by the fire chair. Something low, a bit wide, maybe with red cushions…… look what i found!
Chair happiness is mine to know.
The power of visualization, think it and find it.