By Marta McDowell
"A history-rich and extremely readable account of the way our presidents and their households have left their imprint at the 18 acres surrounding the administrative mansion." —Traditional Home
The White condo floor were an unwitting witness to history—a backdrop for squaddies, suffragettes, protestors, and activists. Kings and queens have dined there, debts and treaties were signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. the back and front backyard for the 1st family members, it really is by means of extension the nation's first backyard. the entire Presidents' Gardens tells the untold heritage of the White apartment Grounds. beginning with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and finishing with Michelle Obama's concentrate on edibles, this wealthy and compelling narrative finds how the tale of the backyard is usually the tale of the United States. Readers know about Lincoln's goats, Ike's placing eco-friendly, Jackie's iconic roses, Amy Carter's tree condominium, and masses extra. in addition they study the crops whose want has come and long past through the years and the gardeners who've been liable for all of it. absolutely illustrated with new and old images and artwork, refreshingly nonpartisan, and liberating simply in time for election 12 months, this can be a must-read for an individual attracted to the purple, white, and eco-friendly!
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Each box has unique information, and as you draw you’ll focus on one box at a time. Working on one box, draw the design that mosaic design basics 57 In opus regulatum, tesserae of similar size and shape are lined up in a grid fashion. The border of the labyrinth mosaic is a good example of opus regulatum. you see in the thumbnail in the corresponding box on the larger sheet of paper. Note where your drawing crosses the lines dividing the boxes on the thumbnail. Mark those spots on the axes on the larger sheet of paper to ensure that the lines of your drawing pass through them at the corresponding places.
Note where your drawing crosses the lines dividing the boxes on the thumbnail. Mark those spots on the axes on the larger sheet of paper to ensure that the lines of your drawing pass through them at the corresponding places. Moving from box to box, draw only what you see in the box you’re working on, focusing particularly on matching up the lines of the drawing that meet along the axes. Then fill in the interior lines once you’ve captured the outlines. If you’re working on a much larger substrate, you can break the thumbnail sketch and the cartoon into more boxes to give yourself more reference points.
Acrylic plastic is shatterproof, so it’s a safe, convenient work surface, but because it’s flexible (and not rigid), it should only be used for small works—such as the bird feeder project in this book; otherwise, the grout might crack in a larger work. If you’d like to work on glass, you can either buy new glass or recycle an old window. Secondhand windows can be found at reuse Here’s an example of eye screws and wire attached to the top of a window sash. This is a detail of the Bamboo Stand on Recycled Window project.
All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America by Marta McDowell