Old dog, new tricks

Some memories seem to come from so long ago as to not be real. It’s a 35mm camera playing in my head. The events in life that stir these memories up are often odd. Nonetheless, let me tell you about the Old Guy. I was nineteen or twenty and had just started working in a…

Sketch It

“As soon as you put pencil to paper, a whole world of detail, previously unnoticed reveals itself.” –Bill Pavlak In issue three of Mortise & Tenon Magazine Bill Pavlak made a case for drawing as a way to better understand the ornamental details of period pieces. Even though I’ve spent little time at the drawing…

God’s Grandeur

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.     It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;     It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;     And all is seared with trade; bleared,…