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Yes, that's Freddy Mercury....and Kamala Harris. :) Thanks for the birthday wishes!
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2020 on The contest kit is finished at iseecerulean
I completed the sign, after several attempts to get the lettering right, then crafted a bracket and hung it. I am finished! I need to take pictures with a proper backdrop for the submission, but I'm taking a break to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2020 at iseecerulean
I’m almost done with the contest build, the only thing left on my to-do list is signage. Better pictures and explanatory text coming soon. The tide pool is very difficult to photograph. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at iseecerulean
Mussels, sea stars, crabs, more anemone, and more resin. I may have glued the rocks down prematurely, but can slice them off if need be. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at iseecerulean
I glued down the first layer of sea life into the bottom of the tide pools last weekend. It looks superfluously colorful and busy now, but keep in mind this is just the first level. Wednesday I poured the first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at iseecerulean
It’s been almost two months since I posted. I’ve worked on a post several times, with a preamble on the current societal I feel anxious about the future, scared for loved ones, angry at my fellow citizens, guilty for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at iseecerulean
Thinking through the tide pool seascaping... I am planning to build the seascape upward, in steps to match intertidal zones. I have been accumulating flora and fauna for months, as I researched. I’ve arranged the fauna by zone, with the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at iseecerulean
I didn’t get the base finished this weekend, but I worked at an enjoyable pace and got a more than fair amount done. The rocks will barely be visible in the end, but I had fun painting and it was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2020 at iseecerulean
Before I can start landscaping, or rather, seascaping, the base of the contest build, I need to build the base for the conservatory. The two builds will sit next to each other as part of a cohesive theme. To have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2020 at iseecerulean
The right wall is “finished”. The components are prepared, but I won’t fasten the roof piece in place until it’s clear I won’t need to lay the project on its side, nor glue the decking down until the base is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at iseecerulean
Progress on the right wall :) I moved the door away from the corner a bit and put in a smaller window. The siding is on and the wall is stained. Nancy shared her “secret recipe“ for gray ;) The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2020 at iseecerulean
Thank you both :)
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2020 on progress report at iseecerulean
I’ve spent most of the past few weeks working in my gardens, communing with the chipmunks and birds, but did get a bit accomplished on the build. Left wall: I finished bricking, then grouted, aged, and shadowed. I stained the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2020 at iseecerulean
Thank you!
Toggle Commented May 18, 2020 on Left wall revised at iseecerulean
Toggle Commented May 15, 2020 on Left wall revised at iseecerulean
Now I’m comfortable.....will grout this weekend. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at iseecerulean
I agree, I’ve already ripped the bricks off, though not as far down as in the mock-up. Cornice. It is a cornice, no special brickish term.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2020 on Left wall progress at iseecerulean
I have been patiently and thoughtfully bricking the left wall over the last week and a half...I finished yesterday. I also built most of the door...I have to stain it, fashion windows, and add a rubber coated bottom. I have... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at iseecerulean
I faired the planks on the outside of the hull, it required hours of careful sanding. Once that was done I cut the stems from the strong back and removed the boat from the form. The inside is very scary,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at iseecerulean
They do, Bill! Phony tafoni! HA
Toggle Commented May 5, 2020 on Penciled in at iseecerulean
Having gratitude for small pleasures makes life enjoyable :) You are making wonderful progress on the rug, it’s going to be stunning.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2020 on Ups and Downs at A Bluestocking Knits
That was a most enjoyable journey, thank you!
I had a productive day yesterday. In the morning, while I was waiting for the sun to come out, I covered my computer equipment with a doubled over bedsheet, then cut the base board to prep for a pool. I... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at iseecerulean
I decided that lack of a worktable shouldn’t keep me from working on the contest kit. I chose some small tasks, starting with the rear wall. I added height, blocked the window, and filled in the groove where the loft... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at iseecerulean