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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Something New & My Friend Vince Chui

I've really wanted to show you a project that Jonathan and I made a couple weeks ago. We got it done all in one day, which made us laugh because I've been dragging around these heavy wooden windows for years now! I saved them from the garbage depot and knew they'd have a good purpose someday and now I am glad that I saved them and have been dragging them around. This is after Jonathan and I spent a few hours in the cold garage....refinishing the windows somewhat, but not to much to still leave that 'old' look and making the nice sturdy shelves which the windows would attatch to to become doors. Here they are in the living room ready for the white washing.

...and here they are all finishing up and hanging in my upstairs studio. I love them.

They are the perfect place to store some of my paints and other little treasures...
Thanks Jonathan for these, they are great...we did a great job I think. I can't go further today without mentioning my sweet and talented friend Vince Chui. Vince and I became fast friends in college, he remains to this day to be one of the gentlest and sweetest souls I've ever met and I am happy and honoured to still call him my friend. Vince always blows everyone away with his talent. In school, in a class of about 20 students, there were only about 2 or 3 who could draw superbly straight from their heads and with no reference whatsoever...Vince was one of these people. Vince recently put a video on Daily motion and it's so neat to watch how he creates one of his characters from scratch. Click here to view the video. Vince also has a website here and a blog here.
(Vince & I, years ago...)
With Vince's permission, I leave you with his fantastic 2008 Xmas card image...until tomorrow be well.

3 comments:

Judit Gueth said...

I love the video. Vince has such amazing drawing skills!
Thanks for posting it.:-)

kidchuckle said...

awww shucks guys....
Awww Mandy I'm speechless... awwwww...
hahahaha

Thanks for your endless support and friendship.

I can't help to say this...
"awwwww"


:D

oh those videos I drew, the characters arn't mine.
but I sure like drawing them.

Jonathan said...

I'm really glad you like the shelves...worth getting abit chilled in the old workshop to get them up. And now those old handmade windows have a purpose...