Thursday, January 27, 2011

Homemade and Mail Order


This stove and chair, sketched at a history museum in Fairplay, Colorado, suggest that the family sent away for the cast iron stove, and made the chair themselves out of planks of wood.
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South Park City museum in Fairplay, a restored 1880s mining town.

5 comments:

zoe said...

Hmmm...maybe that explains why the stove I built out of wood burned down? And the cast iron chairs I sent away for are pretty uncomfortable.

My Pen Name said...

Sears used to have mail-order houses.
http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/index.htm

Petr Mores said...

What a delicate drawing! I wonder how you cope with on-lookers in places like museums? The only thing I learned is to avoid the eye contact, but I find it hard with children. :)

Also, what I find interesting in many of your pencil drawings is that you break the "rule" that pencil (as a sketching tool) is not suitable for full tonal work. I guess you are probably using more pencil grades in one drawing, because adding dark accents with a relatively hard pencil (say 2B) by sheer pressure is hard to control. Or maybe I should practice more! Anyway, a lovely work!

Rayford said...
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Rayford said...

One of the most beautiful areas in the country as far as my wife and I are concerned:)