I know I'm jumping ahead by working on the front exterior at this stage, but project weariness is starting to take hold and I really need to see some part of it finished to keep me motivated. I've been going to work two hours early each day to get this far. So here's four weeks worth of eggbox cladding:
textured ceiling paint because it produced a matt, stippled effect on the stone.
At home I worked on two things - something to sit between the oriel window and the doorway, and something to fill the space in the middle peak.
I loved the idea of a demon/grotesque above the door to greet visitors. Since sculpting doesn't come naturally to me I cheated by taking a mold of a Walking Dead Rick Grimes figure as a base to work on.
I scraped some of the wrinkles off his face
added horns, hair, beard and closed his eyes. He's sleeping shhhhh 😏
made another mold and cast it in resin
This is Bert, (he looks like a Bert to me), above the doorway and supporting the oriel window
At the moment I'm channelling the skills I've learned from all of you fabulous bloggers, to weather the facade so that it looks more realistic. I'm so grateful that I have a wealth of experience at my finger tips to give me the courage to try something new.
I'll leave you with another type of mini to warm your heart. During a walk last week, I found an orphaned bank vole in the middle of the road. I thought he was dead and picked him up to put him on the curbside because, (and I know this sounds mad), I didn't want him to be flattened by traffic even if he was dead. He gave out a tiny squeek when I picked him up 😆
|Ernie the vole snoozing after his milk|
Have a great week