Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Finish Plaster

Structolite, structolite, sooo OVER structolite. Claire and I finished plastered the bottom half of the bathroom wall and the rest of the planter wall a couple weekends ago. Am preparing to put plants in the gray water planter. Banana, rose, hibiscus, grape, jade, assorted cactus and a bunch of begonias. Need to get more starts. Have been working on exterior plaster as well. VERY HOT lately and I have to take a break after each load and put a frozen washcloth on my neck, eat shrimp cockail or have an iced coffee...hey, not too miserable...far cry from the days of warmish beer and tuna helper!!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Byzantium Wall

So lovely Miss Anna did the final coat of the faux finish on the west, inspired by Byzatium, wall. It's intense, for sure, but I love it since most of the house is very neutral and subdued.
The green of the plants in the planter against the very dark rasperry of the wall will be intense.
Another wall finished. Check. Thanks Anna! You da'bomb!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Observer UK Article

From today's Sunday Observer, UK. A photo I took of the Hybrid Earthship which is just to the south of my house. Kevan emailed the scan to me this moring. Don't know where they got the £70,000 figure for systems...seems very excessive...ah..the media....they get about 20% correct....What a trip to think of all those folks reading their Sunday papers "across the pond" looking at a photo I took when I was fumbling around in the dark in the middle of the night with my tripod and my iPod. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE)