Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Feeling better, thank you all for the good thoughts.
Yesterday, yay, I was able to paper the first coat on the outside of the tree like I had been wanting to do. It too couldn't be rushed and required me to move on auto pilot patiently in order to get the amount I wanted done, including the writing Mouse's Chalet. (see above left) Another coat of thick brown paper after further adding of crumpled newsprint and tubing to spots on plan for tomorrow. After the uniformity of paper color is applied all over the armature little things that need further finesse will always show up. That see saw might go back and forth a bit before I slather on the FlexAll© to cement the structure permanently.
Today's small act was to apply masking tape to the wire (gutter guard) mesh forming the inside cottage roots (seen before and after above to show better the process of the tree being constructed.)
I'm also thinking ahead to the roof and other home details for the cottage getting more and more excited as what to do to actually build the place comes into focus for me. None of which could happen without my actually working on the project as, I see it. I was typing with Hila about how places we want to visit in our mind can often be most exciting--until the moment we actually get there. I'm thinking that's true with our creative projects as well.
We've all acknowledged that thinking of a setting, character, or prop, for a film, heck, thinking of the film itself, is by far easier than to set about actually making what we had imagined. For me, the approach of taking just small steps each day toward the actual building of these things is my way "IN" to actually making these ideas actual.