First off, the second first place winner in the Pie Town art contest to help redesign sister city Pietmond came in the form of a sculpture and not a painting. Isn’t it marvelous?! Thanks a huge bunch, Lennie Lee Stangant! Hope your school year (2nd grade) is coming to a successful conclusion.
I haven’t been able to consciously fit in any of the super suggestions sent in by Pie Town children yet. But unconsciously I’m sure they’re helping guide me to what certainly has been a redesign of the town by almost any definition, starting with the insertion of the large version of the Blue Feather Gallery into the heart of the town. Just today I lopped off the top two stories of the structure, as well as eliminating the Tower of TILE attached to it. Now I suddenly have — joy! — over 300 free prims to play around with. Lemme take a closer look at that winning sculpture, then!
The “Jeogeot through Art and Word” exhibit is still being shaped up within, which, after all, stopped in the middle of the building going upwards. And the Baker Bloch in England exhibit housed in the now deleted Tower of TILE is still found in its entirety both in successive posts on this blog and also as a separate set on my flickr site. So no really big loss there as well, I don’t feel.
The photo below shows a now empty, lower floor of what use to be the SoSo West gallery. But, again, no biggie in terms of removal since all of Mike Casey’s art within has been satisfactorily transferred to the Pietmond South Gallery (Floor 3).
And as you can tell from the next photo, the downtown region has remained essentially intact from its previous state, although both SoSo West and Norum galleries have been cleared of art. Julie Sadler’s pieces formerly located in Norum have been moved to Pietmond South (Floor 2) as well.
And Baker Bloch has a new, Pietmond home (!) It sits exactly on the former spot of Orange House, but uses up considerably less prims. Another option is simply to reinstate Orange House here. But the views are still excellent from the second floor, where Baker has set up his standard computer desk and writing table, along with some other, necessary appliances.
Mouseview look at the town while sitting in front of Baker’s computer.
Long Way has had almost a complete makeover in the last several weeks. Still working on all this — things may change more.
View from inside the Blue Feather, looking up toward the top of the shortened but still pretty high structure through a hole in the ceiling on floor 1.
Baker taking a break from Pietmond remodeling, but undoubtedly mapping out more changes in his head while seemingly at rest.