A Homage To The Butler’s And Woolsy’s

Over the past week, now that I have heat in the Railway Office, I have been putting in the final touches of insulation and planking. I know this seems to take forever, but the planking is the time killer for sure. Each board is split on the band saw from Cedar out on the stacks of wood. This way it has a very cool texture and is from the railway for the railway. This is the way it would have been done rather than any new stuff.

The green stuff is 2 inch insulation. Dammm $75 a sheet!

The door all insulated and planked

But things, as they do around here, got a little carried away in the Art Dept. Ya. I had a blank wood canvas and it needed a little sumthn sumthn

Penciling in some graphics on the raw wood

Laying the first coat of black, today I will clean that up.. Or not? Gotta say sitting there, in a warm building listening to music and painting is a VERY peaceful moment

The red painted in, as you can see it was getting a tad late.

A coat of shellac like the rest of the wood ties it all together.

Look on the building above the door.

So you ask… Why a Woolsy’s sign? Well, Woolsy’s was the brand of choice way back in the day at the Railway.

When Woolsy was Woolsy’s – man oh man I wish I could find one of these.

I did find some cool art from that period, and made it like it would have been made by a sign painter to paint on a wall.

And there ya have it. Another day creating art. Not like Art’s parents did about 100 years ago……..