Friday, 27 January 2012

Day 301- Thinking.....


I have spent today thinking how to bash




 this 

into 

haveli in Crafts Museum, Delhi

this

or

traditional Himachali house, Crafts Museum, Delhi

this 

haveli at Bikaner, picture taken by Sayid Budi

even this (!)

56 comments:

Josje said...

Well Sans, that will be quite a transformation, but I can see the bones are there. Beautiful building!

Sans! said...

Just one of those days when I am dreaming big, Josje :)

The Old Maid said...

And? How did the thinking go? Can't wait to see your changes!!!!!! Maybe it will give me some inspiration too!

Drora's minimundo said...

It doesn't hurt to dream. Beautiful Indian buildings, especially the Himachali one.
Hugs

Maria Ireland said...

Sans all i can say is if anyone can do it You can :) Cant wait to see.
Hugs Maria

Ascension said...

Supongo que las ideas van mas rapidas que las manos jejeje
No quiero ser "agorera", pero te va a costar lo tuyo jejeje
Aunque pensandolo bien si alguien puede transformar esa casita "eres tu".
Estoy deseando verte trabajar en este nuevo y costoso proyecto.......mi voto es para la casa tradicional Himachali...........habias pedido vostos? jejejeje
besitos preciosa

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

I don't know how you are going to do it but you will :)

I am so excited to see your new house come together.

Hugs,
Victoria

Kikka said...

Hi Sans!
I am sure You can do it!..I never really thought that earlier, but the idea of all your dreamhouses is already there! You just had to show it to me! Thank you for that! Can`t wait to see you start the tranformation work :)
Hugs
Kikka

Margriet said...

You brave girl ;-)
I can hardly wait to see what you're going to do to that house..I'm sure it will be very enjoyable :-)

rosanna said...

My dear, if there is anybody who can do it , that's you!
I'd start taking off the upper windows to make the roof even. Then the bow window, the balcony would run all way long. I like the shape of windows but not the decorations on them.
The colour is what deceives more but it will be "easy" for you to change it ;o)
I am not working on my Casa at the moment, I'm working at being a mum: LOVE IT !!!! :o)))))))
Hugs, Rosanna
I owe you a mail, it wont be long, promise.

Katrina said...

What a charming challenge! The all things you have made earlier have been really interesting and fine. I believe that in the course of time you will find what you wish. It´s very interesting to wait for it. Hugs Kati

Piikko said...

Darling Sans, have you already done your thinking? I'm sure you can make your house to look just as you want! I see that you have clear picture in your mind how you want it to look. I can not wait to see more.... Please, get your thinking ready and start building!:DDD hugs, piikko

NIUŃKA said...

Niewiarygodne! Możliwe? Czekam na zmiany. Pozdrawiam. To cudowny blog.
Unbelievable! Possible? Waiting for change. Greet. It's wonderful blog.

Janice said...

Oh my goodness! You certainly have vision Sans. I am looking forward to seeing you work your magic.

BiWuBär said...

Dear Spectacular Sorceress Sans!... Yes, I will have to call you that again... I really have no doubt you will put a spell on that yellow house and turn it into a very special, spectacular and breathtaking piece. And I'm glad that when you're through with your thinking and planning which design should inspire you or maybe what elements you could borrow from all of them, I will see the results of your thinking step by step and piece by piece on this magical blog. I'm a lucky girl!

Greetings
Birgit

Daydreamer said...

Oh Yay! I have been So EAGERLY Awaiting this Moment! A Whole NEW Project of your Magic! No PRESSURE Here, of Course, Dear Sans! It is an amazing challenge to turn an American Dollhouse into an India House.... but they have connections through England... perhaps even the Tudor style buildings could give clues too! (They had the overhanging second floors and ornamental wood work on the exterior too!)
I would suggest attaching it to a larger base and building a larger shell around it... making some of the porches and balconies go all around..... But that is just a suggestion! I am SURE you already have very clear ideas and I can't WAIT to see them emerge!
SO MUCH Fun!!!

Rosamargarita said...

Yo sería incapaz de hacerlo, pero tú si podrás! Ánimo.
Muchos besos...
Me he quedado un rato escuchando la música, me gusta ;)

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

I like the Crafts Museum! Some of them are to busy.

Ana Anselmo said...

I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,I want to see, I want too see,

I can´t wait to see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GB said...

Wow. Figure out how to make the last one please! Waiting in eager anticipation to see what you come up with!

GB said...

PS: Love what's playing on your music box!
:)

Sans! said...

Gagan, will you believe that's Jamie Foxx singing the 1st song, Fly Love? It's from the Rio soundtrack. :) My 3 year old nephew loves it and so do I :).

The last one eh? Let me stare at the Alison Jr (dollhouse) some more. :)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Sans,
Wow that will be a lot of work but I know you can do it. So go for it!!
Will be waiting for photos of the transformation.
Hugs

Amy said...

Well, one thing I know for sure, you can do it. You work magic. Do you think you'll mainly embellish, or change the shape? (I always wish I was better at shaping things, rather than adding onto things, maybe that's my goal for 2012!). But the joy involved in transforming this one, all that beautiful carving and detail and aging and patina(ing), you are the unparalleled artisan of all of this, it should be a joy to witness. Would you make a tin roof? Could you lift it off the ground in some way? I love how the inspirations are so simple at their foundations...oh boy, this should be good!

Sans! said...

Amy, Cathay was an old name for China. Singapore was called Temasek a long long time ago :).

This house is too small really to be transformed into a haveli. I am thinking of doing it jointly with the Princess Anne which is a much easier house to bash into. Anne has the right shape. I hope to start with the more challenging one though and trash it if I fail (!!)... not really. Yes, I do hope to transform the shape of the Alison. I really haven't the faintest idea how though except that there will be a whole load of hacking. Embellishing too as I can't carve. It's tedious but not difficult, I think.

Interesting that you should ask me about the roof. That's my biggest headache ..no, maybe the recessed archways or the protruding niches..ok, massive headache coming..

Sans! said...

Will probably take me at least a year to finish this one , Norma S :)

Sans! said...

Did you really type 24 of the "I want to see", Ana :)? Even if you cut and paste, that must have been at least 6 times!

And is that a new profile pic I spot? What's that sign ? I can only read "herself". Does it say, "None other than the fabulous miniaturist and biologist.. Herself"?

Sans! said...

Kathy O-O, I thought so too at first..Indian architecture can be too busy, as you so aptly put it..in fact, that's an understatement . Some Indian temples have so much going on, they make me dizzy just looking at them. That's why I favour the Indo-saracenic style which is a mix of Hindu, Islamic, British architecture. Very pared down .

But when I imagine the last one in mini, I thought it could be quite interesting to make. Maybe a Zen version ? :).

Sans! said...

RosaM, puede hacer cualquier cosa! Y mucho mejor que yo:). Hace un momento, yo estaba mirando para bebé y, por supuesto, allí estaba su jersey de punto. Su obra le daba un aspecto tan bueno, mi amigo:).

Simplemente me encanta la música bossa nova yo:)

besitos

Cote said...

uf, suerte con el proyecto y espero con impaciencia como va quedando!!
Besitos

Sans! said...

No,no Bets, I have absolutely no idea at all! In one of my staring moments , I did think about attaching a base because this house is so short!

I am now wondering if this post is good idea. I appear to have misled everyone into thinking that I CAN do this ! It's like the time when I wanted to build a Bhunga (round mud hut) with the Farmhouse Jr . I actually thought I could somehow bashed it into a round adobe!!

I don't have an engineering mind like you, Bets. Don't even know how to start building a shell around the house although that's exactly what I thought of doing, at least for the right (facing you) of the house where there's potential for some protruding niches. Will have to ask my sister.

I may very well end up building a crumbling haveli which the owner convert into an eating place and call it The Sad Cafe !

Plushpussycat said...

This is going to be fun and interesting to watch! :-D Jennifer

Patty said...

Sans, I am sure whatever you decide will end up being fantastic!!! Start bashing girl!!!

carmen said...

que increible la última de las fotografías !

Ana Anselmo said...

Sans, in the pic there is: behind any great woman there is herself!!!!! LOL
I am ging to work for the fair all week-end!
PS: cut and paste, cut and apste etc....eh!eh!eh!

Sans! said...

Just spent the past hour trying to install "threaded comment" (so that I can reply to a particular comment-see Betsy's blog) feature on this blog only to find out that it is still buggy. Doesn't work for me because the reply box does not appear. :(

Yes, Ewa :). Afraid I am still thinking

Sans! said...

Totally agree, Drora. Dreaming is free :):). It's the thinking that's giving me a headache !

Sans! said...

Maria Ireland, thank you for your vote of confidence! Let's hope it's not misplaced :). This one is really tricky :)

Sans! said...

Oh, Ascensión, usted me entiende tan bien. Me encanta que la Casa de Himachali también! He leído en un libro de arquitectura e interiorismo de una casa bastante similar pero la casa está en Bali. Tenía muchas ganas de hacer algo como esto. Una de las habitaciones en la planta baja y una habitación en la parte superior. Una casa sencilla pero inusual,una casa que me encantaría vivir en mí mismo.
Y tiene usted razón! Este haveli será una casa cara. Todo el dinero que voy a tener que gastar en piezas de joyería sólo para la fachada de la casa! Arghhhhh

Sans! said...

Thank you Victoria! And have I told you how much I love your candles?

Mona said...

Is it possible to do that? This will be exciting!!!! Love the house on the third picture - beautiful.
Mona

Sans! said...

I am sure it is impossible, Mona :):) I really like that house too . An unusual use of blue.

Sans! said...

Ana! GOOD LUCK for the fair!

Sans! said...

Kikka, thank you for your encouraging words. I am determined to try my best :).

Sans! said...

Margriet, love that new ceiling in Dragon Tower! I hope to emulate your ability to make wonder :).

Sans! said...

Rosanna, if we meet in March, I may need to seek advice from you and your Papa on some construction ideas :). Afraid today, there's a spanner in the works, Margaret may be held up with work. Will write you with more when I learn more .

By the way , you have given me very good suggestions. I hate the yellow too but not as much as the pink on the Queen Anne :).

Sans! said...

Katrina, I just visited your blog and saw the house you are "renovating" . I wish I am working on something like that instead of the Alison Jr. :)

But maybe if I have your dollhouse, I won't have the heart to change it much. So I guess this is a good thing :). Just being positive here, haha!

Sans! said...

Oh no, dear Piiko, I am afraid my thinking process takes a long time but once that is done and I get down to starting the work, I usually finish it very fast. A few months of thinking and I can finish working in like 3 days or less and I wonder why the hell didn't I just get down to doing it if it takes me such a short time.

I guess that's why I take so long to think so that it will only take me a while to do :).

Sans! said...

Niunka! Amazing? Possible? That I have found a new friend from Poland :). Thank you, my dear for the visit for leaving a comment :). At this moment, I am thinking "not possible" but who knows :).

Sans! said...

Great posts on Samui, Janice!! Vision? Me? Nahhh... I just enjoy bashing :)

Sans! said...

Jaja Cote:):) "Uf" es correcta y sí, voy a necesitar mucha suerte:):) Gracias por darme un poco!

abrazos

Sans! said...

Estoy de acuerdo contigo Carmen! :)

Sans! said...

Yes, Mam! *salutes Patty :)

Sans! said...

Not half as fun as the house as mouse built, Jennifer! Had so much fun in the last hour going through her work. Thanks for re-introducing her to me, J!

Sans! said...

Dear Birgit, sweet as sweet strawberries (not like ours) those words of yours are. You know why I leave your comment to the last ? Apart from being the best, of course :) I have the MOST posts to catch up where you are concerned. You get Blogger of the Week for making so may posts! :):) Luckily they are all fun to read :)

dale's dreams said...

If there is anyone that can do it, it is you, my dear! :)

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