August 25, 2010

* El Sol, La Luna y Estrella

El Sol.  I'm happy with this one.

Which one do you like now?  The one on the right is more grounded to me.  Don't forget, the stones will be level with the brick when complete.  They will not look 'sunken'.  I'm going to leave this for a day and look at it again.  I have ruled the star on the left out completely.

I'm not very pleased with La Luna either.  Going to try another lay out.  Perhaps black around the outside to ground her.  It is sooo hard to tell.  Putting the stones in mortar makes such a difference to the look.  Whatever it is I will be happy.  I have had so much fun creating them, and that's what it's all about.  The Joy of Living.

I don't think I've posted my little kitchen before.  It's coming along as well.  Here are a couple of views.

I'll post the other side where the table is located  when it's finished.

"My house, my home, though thou art small, thou art to me the Escurial." ~ George Herbert

Escurial:  a village in central Spain, northwest of Madrid: site of an architectural complex containing a monastery, palace, and college, built by Philip II between 1563 and 1584.  (I agree with this thought.  My Quinta de Luz is becoming a little 'everything' place.  A place of comfort which contains a village ... symbolic of all I require.)


  1. Why have you ruled the star on the left out? They are all very nice, but I do love the sun as well.

    I think they would look nice if they were sunken, but I'm not there in person, hmm, maybe you can give another update.

  2. I've ruled out the sun on the left because I feel it has no 'weight' to it and no movement. The dark centre seems to have done both of those things for me in the right one.

    The only problem with sunken is people tend to catch their toes on the unlevel bits and fall down. There will be no stumbling and falling here. It's against the rules. ha ha. When you see them finished, I hope you like them.

  3. I understand what you mean about about the falling. Can't wit to see the end product.