the finished Cape Cod project.
The two Cape models came out nicely, with good proportions and swoopy curves.
It strikes me on reading my descriptions of the last few projects that I'm getting 'preachy'. A little too close to the historical authenticity fanatics that Schickele mocked expertly.
Inspired by a hard winter. I noticed that Cape Cods were staying snowless much better than modern houses, and realized that 'vernacular' designs shaped by experience are naturally superior. So I did a tribute to Cape Cods in winter. ... Three new models and four repurposed models.
This is true, not exaggerated. The idea started in February
when I was busy raking my own roof and observing which roofs were successfully fighting snow on their own
without the need of raking. Patient things.
My observations were proved at the end of winter. The Cape Cods that were EXPERIMENTALLY designed to shed New England snow came through unscathed, while the low hip roofs designed THEORETICALLY to look like California sustained considerable damage. My own roof was OK because I raked intensively; if I hadn't raked it would NOT be OK.
Probably shouldn't worry about the preachiness in the description; it's not the same as a preachy movie or TV show where the preaching is contained in the product. You can use the houses without listening to the preaching.
Still, it's noticeably 'academic' compared to most graphics products that have only one point. Or rather two points. TITTIES! BOOBS! KNOCKERS! BAZOOMS!
Labels: Patient things