...Actually, that will happen later (and I mean that *literally*).
Yesterday was pure JOY. It was perhaps the first day of my life that I felt I legitimately had no other obligation on earth than to work on Halfland. No family obligations, no work obligations, my craft projects set aside in my mind. The difference was a kind of bliss.
I started in at 11, after two hours in the morning of breakfast and surfing and I have no idea what. (I just remember what the delay was, I woke up yesterday with a real pain in the neck. I couldn't turn my head and so spent a while trying to relax the knot with heat treatments, didn't work but I worked anyway. It's nearly gone today.) I was rushing to get as much done as possible while there was daylight as the lighting here at night is very poor. During the day the light is inspiring and energizing, go, go, go. And at night it's sit in one place and do small things that aren't very exciting or taxing. And you may too have noticed that the sun set an hour earlier by about 7 last night. Happy End of Summer Holiday indeed. I'm going to have to go to bed earlier so I can wake at sunrise to maximize my progress.
I fell asleep on the couch after dinner and am up at it here at 8, a little better. Before I conked out I was able to work out the solution for how to handle my desire to have a basement in the cottage. It'll be the Writing Mouse's teeny tiny house built into the roots of the tree. The house's entry is at the roots and then descends down underground level, like a burrowing animal's might. I built the rough of the house.
I also re-worked the bay window and added another dormer in the kitchen. Much like the way Mike gave me insight into the working of animal leg structure that helped me grasp it enough to animate my goat character, I'm starting to get a sense of houses from boring holes of hard focus into the reference images I have for them. When I drive around, my eyes can't help but notice every house's form. I'm starting to understand that slanted roofs over doorways are there to channel rainwater and such away from the home's interior as people enter and exit, etc. Basically that everything concerning a house's structure is functional and developed in that way after centuries of experience of what is practical. They don't just put things like eyebrow windows because they're decorative (bad example). The point is, my world has increased to understand more about how houses are built. And to a degree that I feel is sufficient to get mine built.
Tarn sculpt progress later...