Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I'm nearing the end of this project. But, the end is turning out to be the hardest part. And, honestly, I'm downright stuck. I've made all of my buildings. I want to make some trees (you know...those trees that grow in Brooklyn) and I want to make a skyline that includes my bridges (Brooklyn and Verrazano). But before I do those two things, I want to figure out the big picture. What will the final piece look like? How do I want to lay it all out? And that my friends, is giving me a headache.
I've tried laying it out several ways and it just seems like things get lost. You can't see the details because there is too much to look at. I had a vague picture in my head of a black skyline with colorful buildings in front. But I've made so many buildings that the skyline would end up longer than my wall to hang it on. We'd have to move.
Anyway, here are today's featured pieces:
There is a huge Middle Eastern community in my neighborhood. Which means we get great Middle Eastern food. I made a local Middle Eastern restaurant, Karam's. I wasn't sure what to put in the window of Karam's. A swarma? Baba Ghanoush? I decided to try to write "restaurant" in Arabic. But I could not find what that looked like. So, this window either says "food" or "arabic" or nothing. Anyone know? Zenub? Emm? Anyone?
And some of the local sweet shops. Choc-oh-lat is where I get a lot of my baking goods and I'm becoming a regular at Caffe Cafe.
And that's where we're at my friends. Hopefully soon I can give you a better idea of the end result...once I have a better idea of the end result.