Progress Report

These silhouettes have rested against the wall of the overly-large powder room for the past two years.  I mentioned it to someone once and she said, “I didn’t realize that wasn’t where they were supposed to be.” Yes, this can sometimes happen.  They remained, happily at home, after I painted the top portion of the wall (and ceiling, which you cannot see here.)

I showed my eldest, who is both creative and good at math (which I do find admirable, if annoying), the picture of the Greek key and asked him, “Do you think it will be hard?  I mean, for me.  Do you think it will be hard for me?”

He studied the image briefly, never pausing the back-and-forth, back-and-forth of his lacrosse stick and said, “I think that if you think it will be hard, it will be hard, but if you think it will be fun, it will be fun.”  Which was an admirable perspective.  Still, slightly annoying.

So I started Sunday.  Because, hard or not, fun or not, it is nothing if I don’t begin.

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10 thoughts on “Progress Report

  1. How about a third opinion? I think it will be spectacular. This has to be the biggest-scale key design I've ever seen in a normal house, and leave it to you to pull it off. Your son sounds wise way beyond his years. Another non-surprise.

  2. Happy you are beginning!
    Please post your progress, it may be enough inspiration for me to finally tackle checker-boarding my kitchen floor!
    And as always,love your posts

  3. Yes, it is always the first step. And look: PERFECTION. I would imagine that it is a bit hard to have such a wise sone who is still a teenager. Mine is getting wiser, but he is in his thirties. Gorgeous.

  4. Love it when a kid answers you in the manner an adult once answered the kid; role reversal can irk even when it's a good sign…

  5. Is this the son that wants to be an architect, Patricia? He really sounds like he's cut out for the job! Those silhouette pieces are great. The amount of blank space above the figures and your choice of frame keeps them looking fresh and modern.

    Hope you're well!

    – Annie

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