Those lessons have been invaluable, and have followed me all through life - not just for sewing, but for anything that has to be brought out of my imagination and turned into a real object. Watching the cabinet crew working today, I realized that they work the same way...they study the space something has to fit into, visualize the finished room, and then after measuring and pondering some more, they cut and assemble. Here they are in action:
|They HAVE to figure out how to trim out these windows without using "trim".|
Then, whispering the measurement to himself, and holding the picture in his mind, he races down to the saw to cut out a part of the pattern:
|This work station only works when it's not raining!|
In the bathroom, the same thing happened this morning as another team member started to build our new linen closet and vanity:
|You probably can't see it, but his tongue is sticking out to help in concentrating...|
It REALLY makes me want to get back to my studio and make something - and it REALLY makes me remember my Mom as Mother's Day approaches. What a great teacher she was, to pass that tricky but powerful lesson on to me. Thanks, Mom!