I'm challenged by creating the little balcony railing and wrought iron pot holders for the Maus Haus chalet. I've made a few attempts, one failure shown on left. I'm currently making an even smaller design, on right, that will be finished to a rusted iron black.I've built dams for concrete to perma fix two roof beams on Rana's cottage. A few weeks ago, I tried to cement them in position but found/learned that even anchor cement doesn't stick at all. Good for pouring into the ground to secure posts, but has no ability to stick one thing to another. Who knew.
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Fantastic writer/artist/blogger, Alicia Paulson mentioned a book series by Jill Barklem called Brambly Hedge (teaser clips downloadable there) which I'd never heard of before. Turns out to have been made into a truly inspirational stop motion animation series by some of the best people. They took Jill's charming English countryside characters and created three-D puppets and set them in pop-up illustration-like backgrounds.
Project Pedigree: HIT Entertainment, a company that develops animated film versions of established children's classics approached the book series' publisher, HarperCollins. They hired the highly successful animation production company, Cosgrove Hall Films. They in turn hired Bridget Appleby, for its production design and artistic direction, the models and props were made by the great Mackinnon & Saunders.
Tomorrow's Plan: I'm going into the The Time Frogs setting tomorrow. Starting to construct his sunny stream side lair out of cardboard and masking tape.