Treasure Box III - Post #3: New Marquetry Workshop

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Blog entry by Patricelejeune posted 09-13-2018 11:23 PM 1998 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of the reason it has been difficult to keep this blog updated is that my life has slightly changed in the past months.

My wife is now manager of a 19th century french painting gallery in LA.
For years she has been living between LA and San Diego for her research and work, we have to switch and I am now the traveling spouse.

For this reason one part of the workshop that I can easily bring with me is the marquetry workshop. I had my chevalet in my first apartment living room in France, it is the case again.

We have been lucky to find a small guest house with a large enough living space so that I can use a corner of it without any problem , and the light is great. I can also do my shading outdoor which is a great option, as per usual, I ended up doing the shading during a heatwave.

So I can now draw in LA, do my prep work in San Diego, assemble packs etc

I have got a nice light to cut and a good coffee machine.

Shade and assemble in LA also

Then the marquetry can be brought glued on paper just kept under clamp to San Diego, where Gigi can take possession of them for quality control.

So overall it works!

-- Patrice lejeune

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 09-13-2018 11:37 PM

Where is this “french painting gallery in LA.”, Patrice. I’d like to drop in sometime.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 09-14-2018 03:05 AM

Looks like a peaceful place to work.
...... and good coffee too.
It doesn’t get any better than that. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 09-14-2018 04:06 AM


We don’t envy your commutes, but we do envy your talent! It looks like the situation is working out well for you.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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