The site where I keep Sparta was once inhabited by an eccentric collector. Not exactly a hoarder because this fellow saw art in everthing he salvaged. He was more of a mixed-up media artist. Sort of like a trailer restorer. The difference being I want to inhabit my vision, whereas his vision dwelled in him (obsession?).
So it has been over a month since my last entry and my arguable blogging skills may have diminished. But much of that time was spent in Italy visiting with my son and grandson. A wonderful experience and so worth it! But it is time to get back to work on Sparta and cabinets are the order of the day. Because it has turned chilly and previous attempts at applying poly in the cold were difficult, I brought my work home with me – much to Cristina’s dismay. Now who’s obsessed? I spent Friday and Saturday stinking up the house with noxious oil-based fumes. I explained to her that by doing so I was sparing her experiencing the frightening stench of the Butte County “Camp Fire”.
As I reconstruct the hall cabinets I have decided to build a work-station where the old Coleman 45,000 btu furnace used to be. It is going in that gap pictured in the above photo. While it is a departure from slavish authenticity, it will be worth it.