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Weekly Wrap: November 15th, 2012

17 Nov

Yeah 🙂 Perspective Drawing! Finally I can make a drawing where something sits on the line that it should…
Learning to draw the picture plane and drawing things to scale is empowering. My first perspective drawing was of a store that I would like to open in the future that would serve the autistic community offering clothing and accessories for children and adults on the autism spectrum. The store would be called Cocoon and this week I spoke about my idea as a finalist in the Two Minutes to Win It contest. Lots of positive feedback! I would like to design gel shoes and gel chairs and a line of clothing including weighted vests, jackets and pressure harness chairs. Knowing a bit about autism by raising my daughter with Asperger’s Syndrome makes me positive that there is a need for more support for autistic family members.

The luminaire project has turned the corner after going far and wide with ideas. I feel that this project is done except for the construction of the final pieces. The wood is cut the drawings are done. Settling on one idea that feels complete was a big issue for me and I followed all of the possibilities to some dead ends and some revelations. I suppose that is what we do. If I had enough money, time and materials I could have built many of them but that is not what I have… A simple design almost where I started is where I am now and I have peace about it. Monday and Tuesday I will complete the final and have a great Thanksgiving break.

Piedmont Plastics is a great resource for acrylic and I am thankful for their help with my project although I did not use the acrylic after all in this project. I will surely use it with upcoming project. Learning about new materials and my new favorite wood (Poplar)
and about LED lighting and even disco balls has made this project a wealth of information.

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