Beginning the first structure on my property: the tool shed (later to be repurposed into a garden tool shed). I traded weeding my neighbors garden in exchange for half an hour of kubota time to move the gravel for the foundation. Would have taken me all day with a shovel & a bucket otherwise!
One of my wonky studio drawings my architect friend translated into his digital program. Timber frame with cordwood infill, ramp up to green roofs with decking to work or sleep en plain air & enjoy peek-a-boo distant ocean views. All subject to revision dependent on the materials I'm able to find & reuse already on-island.
This morning I found out my father passed away in the night. So strange that he would depart on Earth Day, a day that had no significance in his daily life but guides mine fully.
We were never close. His all-consuming disfunctionalities modeled a way of living I did not want to perpetuate. In that regard, he was one of my greatest teachers. Hopefully he has finally found some peace today.