Category: Block-A-Day

Block-A-Day 23 – Shocky’s

This is the local electrician’s shop. When I was a girl one of the electricians in our town was named Shocky. Even though I was too young to have known him I never forgot because I thought it was such a funny name.

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Block-A-Day 22 – The Post

This pattern was created about 6 years ago and I was just thinking about how the volume of written communication through the mail has gone down. I’m sure this is true for New Zealand. I wonder if that means fewer post boxes? I like to imagine all the love letters that have passed through these quaint post boxes.

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Block-A-Day 21 – Happy Campers

Today’s block is a “caravan” dealership. Another one of those references to names from the commonwealth nations. I talked to someone tonight that visited the south island of New Zealand and said there were little campers like this everywhere.

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Block-A-Day 19 – Wood’s Plumbing

This block made me think of my husband too because he treated our town’s water for 32 years. I thought this would make a perfect water treatment building. Think how this building would fit into a Dr. Suess story. A hose could attach to the spigot and water could come out and put out fires. Can you tell four of my young grandchildren live with me?

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Block-A-Day 18 – Custom Tables By Jon

Custom tables by Jon. I don’t know a “Jon,” I just thought it would make a good name on the sign. I’ll say again, I’m using Pigma MIcron pens by Sakura Size 01. This is a fanciful little shop and I can imagine all kinds of tables being made here. My Grandmother had some lovely things, among them several little tables.

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Block-A-Day 17 – The Mechanic

Here is the neighborhood mechanic. You know the guy you trust your car with. Most of us have a relationship with our mechanic. There was a time when service stations were NOT self service and someone came out and pumped your gas, washed your windshield and checked your oil.

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Block-A-Day 16 – The Grove

This little corner park has a little grove of trees. I can imagine walking paths taking a shortcut through the park. It would have shade in the summer and I can see people kicking off their sandals to feel the cool grass between their toes. Mothers out to shop pushing strollers stop there with snacks for their kids.

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Block-A-Day 14 – Panel Beater

This little block was confusing at first to me. What is a Panel Beater? I’ve learned that Auto Body shops are called that in some commonwealth countries. The designer is from
New Zealand, a commonwealth country. It tickled me so.

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Block-A-Day 13 – The Warehouse

Today we have a warehouse. Not a super exciting building. However, it has an interesting shaped roof, rounded like a Quonset hut set on top. This would allow for offices on a third floor perhaps accessible by an elevator that can carry people or freight from different floors to the loading dock in the back.

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