Friday, September 16, 2005

Everyday Matters #29 Architecture



This is the courthouse in our town. We have a wonderful little square-2.5 of the sides still have the original buildings. One whole side is now a parking lot. It seems to me that many of those who have lived here all their lives are the most likely to undervalue the old buildings. They scorn the Mayberry-ness of it, while those of us who came here later in life cherish that same quality. I've got nothing against progress as long as it does not erase the past at the same time. Ok, stepping down from my soapbox now.

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

Wow! nice work. I'm going out tomorrow to challange myself with buildings too. I love both of these!

Felicity said...

Lovely drawing Joyce! You have a unique style. Loved your appliance too!

Linda said...

I love how you filled the entire page with this, and the strong, dark lines of the drawing on the right. Well done!

Cin said...

very nice, the dome is quite unusual!

Allison Paskett said...

i stopped in to thank you for your kind comments on my site and was drawn in by all of your beautiful art here. i am going to have to come back when i have more time to ooh and ahh over everything. thank you for sharing your great talent here - so inspiring!

janey said...

I really admire your journal drawings. Especially like how this one inhabits the whole page. And I'd join you on the soapbox if there's room. I live in a small town that's become a small city since I moved here. Everywhere you go, they're taking down beautiful old home putting up cookie cutter mini mansions. Progress.

janey said...

I really admire your journal drawings. Especially like how this one inhabits the whole page. And I'd join you on the soapbox if there's room. I live in a small town that's become a small city since I moved here. Everywhere you go, they're taking down beautiful old home putting up cookie cutter mini mansions. Progress.

Virginia Valle said...

What beautiful blog :) .. cool drawings