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I botched the build a little bit, but thankfully not so much so that it can't be salvaged. I was so attentive to gluing the ends of the planks to the stems cleanly that I didn't pay enough attention to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at iseecerulean
I am confident this is but a chapter in her long, illustrious, history.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2019 on Notre Dame at iseecerulean
There have been many horrific catastrophes throughout my lifetime. None have touched me as I was touched this morning, watching, on the TV news, Notre Dame de Paris in flames. I believe that the me of 10 years ago would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at iseecerulean
It’s been almost three months since I’ve written a post. Time flies. I’ll catch you all up... I started looking for a new career af the beginning of the year. Most good positions in my area are filled by word-of-mouth,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at iseecerulean
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2019 on Peapod part one at iseecerulean
I did have one of Nancy's pointy leaved echeveria kits in stock to make water lilies from. After those were done and color accents added to the lily pads (not pictured), I set about sculpting tadpoles and minnows. I started... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at iseecerulean
Snow and icicles made with Woodland Scenics' soft flake snow and water effects. Fishbowl by Miyuki Kobayashi. Granny square crochet throughout build by Tiffsniffer. Leather coat by FIGLot, pink knitted scarf and hat, purple pillows, and multicolored afghan by Fabulously... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at iseecerulean
After much to and fro questioning my photographic decisions, I selected four photos and submitted my entry, the Winter Cottage. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at iseecerulean
Sand was applied to the base after the first batch of cattails, then the second batch was glued in place. I am using a mix of coarse, dark, Pacific Ocean beach sand and fine, pale, Lake Michigan beach sand. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at iseecerulean
Yes, each leaf is wired. The first batch that I made, not wired, ended up in the garbage can.
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2018 on Dinghy update at iseecerulean
I've taken a bazillion pictures of the contest build over the last few days. I have not been happy with any of them yet. It's a very vexing process. I'm going to take a break for a couple of days... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at iseecerulean
I won more eBay auctions than expected, so have three dinghy kits. :D I decided I would utilize one to experiment on. The new glue I auditioned, Quick Hold, did not perform well. I will revert back to the kit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at iseecerulean
The skiff was insanely more difficult than the dory. Carving, measuring and cutting stripwood, precision sanding, a lot of regluing parts that pop off or break...profuse cursing. I am happy with how it turned out, and found the challenge very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at iseecerulean
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at iseecerulean
First coat of green/gray sanded, then more shading done on the front panels... Third or fourth coat of green/gray... I put it back into dry fit at this point to show my daughter when she stopped by last Thursday. She... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at iseecerulean
I spent the entire day in my studio yesterday, with only a brief respite for a quick but necessary trip to the grocery store. I am loving unemployment. My day began with the windows. I've never liked the mullions in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at iseecerulean
For my second attempt at a dishrack for the contest build I constructed the frame to interlock and angled the feet to sit well, favoring stability over accuracy. I used the smallest stripwood I had on hand for the slats.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at iseecerulean
Nancy texted me last week, "Did you see this?"... Factory-Second-Conservatory-Kit Of course I bought one, I've always wanted to build this kit. It arrived yesterday and went into dry fit. This is what is wrong.... The roof support beam may... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at iseecerulean
I hung posters yesterday, it makes the loft look fuller, so I'm satisfied. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at iseecerulean
I got the build done enough to take to work last Wednesday. I need to put some wall art in the loft, fix the broken ladder, and make gas and electric meters to finish the exterior. I'm still contemplating a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at iseecerulean
We're going to get the house done this weekend. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at iseecerulean
I'm stocking the inside....I've been on a frenzied push to finish this year's contest build early, because I always bring my builds into the office when I'm done, and my last day at work is October 31st. The loft is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at iseecerulean
I cleaned my studio a bit every weeknight last week, thus progress this weekend was faster, as I worked more efficiently. This weekend I made the effort to put things back where they belong when I'm done with them instead... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at iseecerulean