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After much to and fro questioning my photographic decisions, I selected four photos and submitted my entry, the Winter Cottage. Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 3 days ago at iseecerulean
Yes, each leaf is wired. The first batch that I made, not wired, ended up in the garbage can.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
My pictures look like they're gone, but they really aren't. TypePad updated to run on HTTPS and now images aren't displaying correctly. They are working on a fix. I was going to post an update this morning, but I'll wait... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at iseecerulean
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2018 on Doubts at iseecerulean
You need more tea, and I wasn't clear. I need corner trim for where the walls come together. The last picture was supposed to be about how the roof pieces don't line up exactly.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2018 on Doubts at iseecerulean
Ha! Yes, I ordered more than I need. Thanks for the thought though.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2018 on Doubts at iseecerulean
Saturday, as I was cutting the final piece of siding for the back wall of the house, when I was measuring around the roof support beam, I thought ‘huh, I don’t remember doing this on the front side’. So, obviously,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at iseecerulean
I spent most of yesterday at my daughter's house. She needed help reassembling a metal storage rack I gave her that came out of my office. She is in the midst of more renovations, a stonemason has been working on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at iseecerulean
Susan, I was going to tell you the same thing, to come up and spend my vacation with me, but I have a long list of stuff I want to get done this week, working on the build included. I would be boring company. Top of today's list is going to the pet supply store for Ester food.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2018 on an update while paint dries at iseecerulean
The roof has had a coat of gesso and paint, as have the windows. I also made a new studio shirt and sweatpants, because I forgot to change into something already ruined before I started. Sheila is putting bargeboards on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at iseecerulean