All Work And No Clay

Day 11 of house-building

If you've been wondering what I've been up to, for the last five weeks I was helping build a home-away-from-home on Lopez Island for Lisa and I, to replace the little cabin Lisa had. The only clay I saw was around the foundation, which I didn't get a chance to play with. I did get a fair amount of practice hammering, though. Click on the photo to go to a gallery of images of the house taking shape. The floor, exterior walls and roof are made from Structural Insulated Panels, or SIPs - styrofoam sandwiched between sheets of OSB. Below area few more photos from my stay.

Lopez commute

My morning commute walking to the job site.

Licheny basketball hoop

Here's where I shoot hoops when I feel lichen it.


One of the many ambulatory lawn ornaments that roam about.


Madrona tree

(Goldsworthy inspired?) beach art

Construction ladders

Wall shadows

Scaffold wheel

Beach buoy

Full moon

Fog rolling in

Smiley seal

Island dusk

The view I came home to after knocking off

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog