Saturday, January 10, 2009

Shop Cup


I was viewing Winna's blog (http://winnasworld.blogspot.com) January 3 post "Sentimental Supply Cups" and it reminded me of this mug I have in my shop. Serves the same duty. Has more meaning than just a vessel. When it came time to draw it, I found out there's more stuff packed in here than I knew was there. Even took out some stuff just to make it sketchable. It was in my Dad's shop for many years and I wish I could say there was a long and mystical story behind it, but I can't. It's just a cup. But when we were going through Dad's stuff to divide or sell or pitch, this cup called out to me. It needed to have a spot in my shop, and so it does.

8 comments:

winna said...

Gosh, what a beauty of a page...VERY STRONG...everybody will love it...did you photo all the stuff that was in it laid out? Each piece realy does have a story and DNA attached to all of the items. You've done so well showing the age of the cup with what an unusual handle. It just floors me how good this looks! I'm curious what the mirror like thingy is....

marancat said...

This cup has such character - 'rubber washers to insulate the handle'! What a treasure and so well documented in your picture.

john.p said...

Winnna - I haven't photographed the items at all. That's an idea. You've taken this to a deep level and I agree, each piece has a history. As for the mirror, it's used when you're working on something and you need to see behind parts, like a waterheater burner or a car engine. Thanks for the inspiration for the page!

Deborah said...

Great cup! I love the simple shape of the cup and the shapely handle. Very interesting collection of things inside the cup. As for my Chihuly sketches, I took notes on the colors and painted later. Check out the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA they have a live feed of the hot shop when they are working.

Margaret Ann said...

This is wonderful...I am glad the cup sang out to you...it is sometime in these simplest of things that we feel the most connections...and now it can call out to each of us...Nice work!

Spinneretta said...

Marvellous! I love drawings of things that have a personal history!
great job John!

winna said...

Having the cup contents spill out of the outlined space is a really good idea for the composition

Barbara Weeks said...

Nice sketch-love the layout.