the exterior of our Mid Century Modern Ranch prior to having it painted.
We recently bought a 1959 Mid Century Modern Atomic Ranch House in the west suburbs of Cleveland Ohio. It was a brutal, agonizing process filled with problems and many false starts. we finally made a move to a better house, neighborhood, city and school district. The house was built in 1959 in a Modern Ranch design with post and beam construction. situated in a bedroom community west of Cleveland and surrounded by many other Modern Ranches.
The home was purchased from a crotchety old woman who took poor care of the house and made a lot of poor remodeling decisions. AS crumbling chimney and an exterior that had not been painted in 20-25 years. In October of 2013 we moved in only to be overwhelmed by the immense task at hand.
The previous owner had done some very sloppy and improper repairs to the walls in the main living room/ dining room, which involved painting over drywall that had not been primed and painting over the original 1959 maple cabinets in the kitchen.
We have since painted the exterior, repaired the chimney, replaced two exterior doors (will post more on this later) repainted the kitchen cabinets and repaired drywall and are in the process of painting the living room/dining room.
all of this takes precious time away from my art! (more…)
I find this interview fascinating, especially the bit about using cancellation, or revision as a “Vital Force instead of a negative force. I use this same type of technique. Collage for me equals freedom.