Here it is! This is what I have been working on since May 14.
I selected the Houmas House in Louisiana because it is one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas in Louisiana, and because I had a bunch of pictures.
I worked on it about 20 minutes per day. On July 3, disaster happened. For some reason the image was locked. I could not make any changes. This event was very discouraging until I decided to see if I could “duplicate” the design in the program. Success, I now had a copy of the original that I continued to develop. I also decided to create parts of the design in other files and import them into the design so it would load faster.
I designed it so it could be 3D printed; each floor, the post and steps, the railing, the original building in the back. One day soon, I may try to print it. The stairs will not print, not enough support structure. Everything in the design, is no smaller that .4 mm.
This is the view from the front door. I decided to make the windows panes transparent so the inside of the house could be viewed through the windows.
The house is not exacted. I did not have pictures of some of the areas of the house.
This is the design in Tinkercad. It will take a while to load because there are numerous parts. Houmas House
Here are a couple picture of the Houmas House.
No, the Mississippi River is not smaller than it appears in the pictures. There are reasons it is called the mighty Mississippi. Just a few months ago, the water levels were above flood stage and walking on the leave was prohibited.
Sometimes, the sky is so pretty you have to take a picture, or six pictures.
My favorite place to walk in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the Cohn Arboretum. There are walking paths, trees and more trees, bamboo, a pond, grapevines, and lots of flowers. It is usually not busy, except when the workers are there. It is well maintained and peaceful. It is also on the way to the my No. 3 spot, so I usually catch both on the same day.
This is Baton Rouge, so remember wherever you go; your bug spray and water. However, pests have never seemed to be a problem here.
My goal is to draw something everyday on a 3 1/2″ tile. The something does not necessarily has to be good, just something so I am putting pen to paper everyday. Which is difficult when you are traveling. I have found that drawing and breakfast at Chick-fil-a is a great way to start your day. Here are some of the drawing that were created at a Chick-fil-a between July 6 and July 25 in South Louisiana. I can’t tell you which location, because there were four locations that were convenient to my daily activities.
July 6, 2018
July 10, 2018
July 11, 2018
July 16, 2018
July 19, 2018
July 23, 2018
July 21, 2018
July 24, 2018
July 26, 2018
Why Chick-fil-a verse the other options? First, I don’t drink coffee or tea, so no coffee house. Second, the service is good, the food is decent, and the restrooms are clean. Third, some of their customers have the best conversations.
The current Louisiana State Capital building was built during the depression era to create jobs by Governor Huey P. Long. Long was later shot and killed inside the building.
It is the tallest capital building in the United States. The observation tower is located on the 24th floor and the elevator go to the 30th floor.
The view of the Mississippi River shows you just how mighty it is. LSU”s tiger stadium can be seen from the tower.
Before you plan your visit, keep in mind that I don’t think that the government wants you to visit downtown Baton Rouge. Security is so tight around the capital building you can no longer park near it. Almost every other parking spot is 2 hour paid parking unless you want to park in a garage and walk. Be prepare to have your possessions scanned and walk through a metal detector.
Traffic in Baton Rouge is horrendous and don’t even attempt to cross the bridge during the hours surrounding rush the hours.
Each of these drawings were done in 2003 but DeRidder High School students.
I love all the detail that was put into old buildings.
Baton Rouge has made a lot of improvement to their Botanical Garden since my last trip. I will need to make another trip for better pictures.
None of my trips turn out how I expect.