The next step was design!
Well, this took a long time with many variations which I won't bore you with here....the main design elements that stayed in the design were: The Tree of Life framed in a Turkish archway. Karyn loves to belly dance, so the archway shape was one of the first definite lines that remained throughout the design changes!
The parallel lines of pattern either side visually hold the design together, but are also representing the mountains all around Canberra......and last but not least, for Renny's sake, I was asked to include a skull!
This design process was snuck in between other project orders we had on, and only when Karyn and I had time to chat over Facetime.....so by this time it was late 2019.....
Tony delivered our massive frames all in one unit! So Rowan had to carefully cut them into sections so we could manage them in our tiny studio space. Designs were drawn to scale, on the studio floor, and one panel at a time was measured, bent, welded and cleaned up until all four were ready to go to be powder-coated and finished off ready for installation!
Creation took around 6 weeks.......but then.......
Now it looked like it was all going to happen, Karyn booked her already very busy builders; Ben and Pete. They met us on site at 7.30AM!!!!! the day after Rowan drove us the 8 hours to Canberra. I hadn't slept worrying the panels were to small, and Karyn had been concerned they looked to big! We were all to tired to drag them out to have a look that first night......
Needless to say, the project was a massive success! Even Ben said we did an awesome job to get the designed to fit so snugly.
The bonus was looking at them at night time and then the view from inside the house was just as good!
I lost track on how many times Karyn said how happy she was xxxxx
Her huge grin was worth everything we went through!
Thanks so much Karyn and Renny for your trust in us xxx