Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Hand-painted, folk-patterned ceramic tiles now further adorn Rana's hearth and stair risers. Here they are temporarily stuck on with Quake wax so I could try out different ideas, later they'll be cemented into the truck itself.
Yesterday and today was all about painting the tiles for the cottage's interior. it took me a long time to get the color and pattern that did the trick. And in another surprise the tiles I painted for the flat surfaces didn't work so now I'll keep that either dirt or hardwood planks.
I also re-shaped the roots, on the right and on the reverse of the trunk, to add more free-standing shapes that I'm loving so much. This was the stage to add in further structure like this. Soon the form will be complete.
While forming the roots, I thought I'd better trot out Rana's stand in puppet and prop in some of her kitchen props onto the masked set to garner what height to place a shelf and other real lifestyle ideas. I have to look way past all the rough edges and lack of fine detail, but I am getting excited to see things could possibly come together soon enough. [click to enlarge image.]