Tuesday, April 01, 2008

In Without Knocking to the First Saloon I See

Coffee in the Washington DC mug, "The Fields of the Pelenor" by Howard Shore on iTunes. Yep, more Lord of the Rings. A slight sequitur: Viggo Mortensen should have won the academy award for Eastern Promises. What a great scene he did fighting the assassin naked in the baths--and the rest of the movie was really good too. The mug is for Barbara Muth. I can't remember if I have yet written this down, but in case not... When I was writing the acknowledgements for the book I was a bit rushed, and I should have been keeping written track of everyone I wanted to thank from the beginning. But I didn't, and I forgot to include a few at the last minute. The most prominent of the not-mentioned was Barbara. She helped with project ideas (notably the Harlequin candle trays) when the publisher wanted to switch things around. She was also a great sounding board and early encourager in the process--as well as just fun to be around. So thanks, Barbara. And thanks again for the mug.

"The End of All Things"--a very Wagnerian, ride-the-Valkyries-off-to-Valhalla kind of piece from The Lord of the Rings--just came on iTunes reminding me of the day ahead. Today I slog through the last big pieces for the new designs. I write "slog" because it has been tough matching the new metal work to the glass. I need new colorways or reworks of old colorways to best show off the new metal, and I am coming up dry.

The new spring greens with yellow, chartreuse and the new Bullseye pea green with a bit of black (a bit too much black) were uninteresting. Feh. The blue, turquoise and orange/amber inspired by the copper seahorses in our powder room were either boring or just odd. Only the rework of "Conundrum" (shown in Sunday's post below) turned out well. Yesterday I reworked "Water" for the new koi pieces and added some black to "Flame" for the new poppy pieces. As soon as I'm done posting I'm going to go see how they turned out. Wish me luck. I will either do some more tweaking of "Water" and "Flame" for today's pieces or or repeat yesterday's formulae.

Tomorrow I have to take all the new pieces up to Greenville to Elliott Metal Works from whence they will be shipped off to ACRE in Vegas... and I still don't have my display done! I finish with "In Without Knocking" by Mission Mountain WoodBand... I'll be raisin' hell and drinking whiskey down later. Maybe next week in Disney World.

7 comments:

Bill said...

Luck!

Or would "Skill" work, too?

Mindy & Stacy said...

So sorry I missed another day of "Lord of the Rings'...

ren said...

hey, i like raising hell, drinking whiskey and disney world...can i go with you?

Dee said...

ohhhh vigo moretensen fighting nekid - the imagry that causes and i haven't seen the movie yet, guess i need to check netflix and see if it's on the rental list! i probably should go look in the itunes store for some LOTR music ;)

Brenda Griffith said...

Hey Ren, tag, you're it! Someone has to rise with Jessie through the Small World and Dave is making chewing-off-his-own-foot noises about it. He actually tried telling me we wouldn't be able to go in as it's closed for cleaning!

Stacy, I promise no more LotR this week...

Bill said...

If Disney World is closed for cleaning, you could always go to Disney Japan, or EuroDisney, or even, shudder, California, and I'm sure that they aren't all closed at the same time...

Dee said...

LOLOL poor dave, he just needs to suck it up and do it! a fatherly duty to be performed hehehehehehe just remind him you had J at the feb show while he was off for 3 days enjoying a quiet house and time to go to the movies - he owes mom a tad snkr snkr
D

oh and what's wrong with LOTR????? ;) we need to get grace hooked on it snkr snkr