Ceilings and puzzles and an attempt at ‘gardening leave’
Starting with the puzzles, or more truthfully, one puzzle with lots of parts all dealing with the order in which to carry out the remaining tasks.
I would like (and definitely in my imagination, see) this room box is being the inside of a book or group of books.
The image in my mind
Imagine four or five books side by side on a shelf but the book spines are false and are mounted on what forms the fourth wall of the box so that it can swing open in one piece to view the room(s).
- Now go back in your mind to the real books side by side on a shelf. What do they look like? Which part of a book possibly stands higher than other parts – in this case I’m thinking that the edges of the spine and covers will stand slightly higher than the pages enclosed, therefore for building an imitation, the room box ceiling/page edges probably needs to go on before the sides/covers. I think …
- Are the imaginary books a set so that the two outer walls/book covers can match?
- Will I be able to add odd bits and pieces of a house, like doors, windows etc inserted in the spines and do they need to be in the same scale????
- And so the queries need answering, and there are a number further basic questions I still need to work on before moving on with the outer walls.
Yes, I did plan all this before I started, but time has passed, I’m getting older minute by minute and things change, so planning questions need answering once more.
One decision made
I have, meanwhile made a move on the ceiling/page edges I believe.
The ceiling and the page edges
These page edges are supposed to represent a number of books side by side so I’m rashly imagining being able to add some indication of the intervening book cover edges over the top of the paper. May not as it’s only a whim but I do rather like the thought.
Another decison taken on furniture, figures, odds and ends
The figure (hovering over a Barton Tudor chair) is peering round the door – presumably the female figure in the corridor has called out some message/instruction before walking away. The dog will be placed more or less as was, looking pleadingly at the male figure and the only other furniture in the room is a lovely small corner wall cupboard bought in, a homemade cardboard coffer, placed bottom right against the wall hanging, and a rather lovely chair that I could just not resist.
I’m hoping to place some reading material in the hands of the figure for him to be reading. I seriously suspect that he’s skiving, hiding behind the door reading illicit materials.
Theoretically there’s not that much left to do, so here’s hoping.
The ‘gardening leave’?
I’ve been determined to get on in the raised bedswe have in our very small garden areas as I needed to get something planted, but it’s been a struggle (as I imagine it has for lots of us). Trying to gauge what’s going on with the weather, particularly the temperature, and balancing that against just how short the growing season might be up here near the Scottish border is one puzzle over which I have no real control. So much hail at this time of year is causing havoc with the apple blossom (three miniature trees) and throwing off all the planning and planting too. Got lots of sorting and clearing done though so that’s been good, and have now more or less put in all the seeds etc that I think I’ll go for this year. Time will tell what we’ll get and I’m looking forward to seeing whatever veg we get grow and develop. I do like this time of year – once the basic chores are more or less done.