I don't know when I became so enamored with plumbing
or pipes in general, but I do love to draw them.
Found this lovely old pipe with the blue top someplace
in our basement area.
Colored pencil drawing.
Another drawing of an old faucet in my laundry tub.
I thought I ought to have a drawing of a new gleaming faucet
to complement the old one so I found this in the bathroom at a motel.
Wandering the grounds of the old Navy Training Station in San Diego
I kept finding similar groups of pipes on many corners,
all painted bright colors. This was just one example.
Never could get that blueish color bright enough
or with enough contrast with my colored pencils.
These two drawings are of pipes I saw in an
old building against a cinder block wall.
I so liked the shapes and the colors i decided to
embroider these pipes or plumbing or whatever they were.
The embroidery on the right was enlarged a bit
more than the original drawing
Finally finished this pair of embroideries....however,
I felt they needed something so had a couple
of birds fly in to roost on them.