I am resolved to make a small act on Halfland each day of 2008. Today's act was to finish cleaning out and reorganizing the workshop. Seen here is the ready-for-fun paper shop set up in the middle of the space. On left, I took over an old newspaper rack from the bodega on the corner to display rolls from our paper collection. A new Christmas gift (not from Gretsven) of a scarlet star lantern (certain people reading will hopefully feel right at home when they visit next tho, maybe I should gift it) is rigged with rubber stamped letters to designate the papercraft zone. On the right, under the bunny mascot couple (Nelson, if you're reading this, no, they are NOT chipmunks!) is a cabinet holding our extensive Sabuda/Reinhart pop-up book collection and all the pop-up instruction books we could possibly get. We read them but still haven't had the big Eureka! breakthrough allowing us to understand them yet. See my new post on Paper Forest, it's about Paul's newest exciting success in his attempt to understand the art.
Above is some of what I pulled out of the workshop during the renovation. It's a nearly ocd hoarding of cardboard tubes, newspapers, cardboard boxes, hardware cloth, chicken wire, and mini lumber that will begin to take shape this week as the infrastructure for the landscape around the Halfland cottage as well as it's roof.
Tomorrow I plan to start sculpting the cardboard into the land around the cottage and shaping the fresh water stream that runs along nearby.