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Virtual table #1: Desperately seeking inspiration!

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Blog entry by scottb posted 09-18-2007 02:44 AM 747 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I should know better… yet I’m sitting here anyway, browsing through a gazillion web pages – mostly google image serches, trying to find the “right” model for my Sketchup table. Trolling through virtual albums of places I’ve visited and lived. Places that resonate with me. I’ve hit my (real) photo albums so many times for countless projects (College and post) that I’ve got them all but memorized – and bled dry.

I should just give it a rest and let my muse inspire me on her schedule, but I fear that I won’t be able to properly render things in sketchup with what available time I have left.

Its just that, looking at the calendar, and the great entries so far, and the one – cruelly elaborate design I’ve doodled thus far – something I’d never build regardless of skill…. (oh the burden of choice, when presented with too many options), you just freeze up. Give us fewer options, or some limitations and its easy to make a choice.

I know. Everything in due time… Where’s that book I was reading…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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mot

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#1 posted 09-18-2007 02:54 AM

“Three Sisters” -
Bow River Valley, Kananaskis Park, Alberta, Canada

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 09-18-2007 02:57 AM

Take a deep breath, walk around the block and when you least expect it, it will hit you if you take your focus off of it for a few. Good luck!

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#3 posted 09-18-2007 02:57 AM

Hoodoos of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 09-18-2007 02:59 AM

Hmmm What about the ones in Oregon. I belive you can see them from David’s vacation home.

Three Sisters

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 09-18-2007 04:50 PM

I want to see the cruelly elaborate one. Who cares if you’ll never build it, perhaps someone else will see it and build it for you.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 09-18-2007 06:44 PM

what about this?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 09-18-2007 09:28 PM

nah Deb, that’s too Plane.

Damian, I could post the sketch, but I fear it’s WAY beyond our collective Sketch-up skills. – based on the Cloisters at Mt. St. Michel, with carvings (or inlay) in several places. Kinda the opposite of a shaker dining table, ya know… If nothing else strikes my fancy, this one may see the light of pixels.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#8 posted 09-19-2007 04:52 AM

I know I was glad when my inspiration hit me. Especially since it only took about 15 mins of Sketchup time…:) I didn’t have the time for much more. I’m hoping I find a few extra hours to do something more but it’s looking grim.

I had been looking at a lot of surfboard photos and was reading one of my brother’s blog postings when it hit me.
http://www.ponohouse.com/ponoblog/?p=159

So a surfboard and Jaws it was.

BTW, here she is, my new love….ssshhh, don’t tell Sue…..and look…. she’s WOOD! LOL…a nice veneer anyway.
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Hey….I know! How about a water treatment plant? Part of the reason I don’t have much time.
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Or….I don’t know about you but a 65 acre private island is pretty inspiring to me.
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Definitely more so than a chocolate factory, although I’m sure many would argue that point.
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It will come to you Scott. Personally, I’m hoping to see the Cloisters.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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scottb

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#9 posted 09-19-2007 05:12 AM

Yeah, I’m biting the bullet,... and wondering how people are able to do anything quickly in this program!

I’ve got a top and a leg that I need to carve downt to the right shape. Do I wade through tutorials, or keep pushing buttons!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#10 posted 09-19-2007 12:32 PM

I didn’t know men could read instructions.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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