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a clearing

Random Jar Challenge – Earth Tones

How’d it go?

Well … I stared at the pile for weeks and right before bailing & failing,  I researched earth tones instead.

Earth Tones

Circa 1970  filled with muted and mellow nature shades in brown, avocado green, harvest gold, wood paneling, macrame, indoor plants, shag carpet, groovy boots, polyester leisure suits and Save the Earth signs.

irony © mara leeFunny how that works … laid out a design with ceramic tile, pennies from the US and Canada, a vintage brooch, gold tile, ball-chain, green and orange glass tile, a metal washer found on the side of the road, orange bead, saw-tooth hanger on back painted gold, 3″x3″ inch mirror and will eventually be listed at the shop.

To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing. – Marcel Duchamp 

nature of things © mara lee
now and then © mara lee

53 Year Old Fun Fact – the Woodstock Music Festival (1969) was all about changing social practices and gave the hippies – who were deeply political – a platform to reshape the way society treats itself for the better and …

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Have a Nice Day!

Wishful Thinking

Don’t be silly, you never know, even if you think you know, you still don’t know.

We’re all wishful thinkers and I’m pretty sure every wish – good or bad – appears as requested with a side of not so fast buster.

No problem …

Although the studio build is moving at a much slower pace than we planned, it’s been a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch Rob conquer every single trade that’s necessary to finish building this place in a perfect sleeping with the enemy kind of way … extraordinary. Not kidding and he knows it.

It turns out that living by the where there’s a will, there’s a way theory, even though the budget shrunk, looks pretty, pretty good … as always, somethings never change.

Dear Rob, you are my density. 😉

Such fun. Buzzy Potatoe  
 

 

Design Plan

Winter delayed the build.
The cost of materials doubled.
The budget remains the same.
Go.

Kitchen and Bath Studio Construction
GALLEY KITCHEN AND BATH 2021

Kitchen and Bath Studio Construction
STUDIO KITCHEN 2021

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