Displacement activity – again. Again.

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Things you should never do

I’m putting off the “fit the porch back in place” activity.  I’m still mulling over what’s changed since last it fitted.

As ever, when mulling, I start messing around.  And today’s no-no is retro-fitting some lights.  First I’ve added a small LED strip to the ceiling near the door of the porch, providing light to our seated gentleman and the boy with the broom.

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It’s probably as well to be able to see him from this side too.

But on the other side of the porch, not so good.

Sight-lines OK – but all is gloom

Making an LED less bright

The LED strip above James is a yellow one rather than bright white, but I’m finding it still too glaring.

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Too much of a searchlight look

It’s already stuck up there so now there’s a session of me on my knees looking upwards and painting the very small LED squares with white paint to reduce the whiteness of the light.

Still flare on the wall but much nicer shadows

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But I think it was worth it. A much more buttery, old painting, warm lighting look

I think I’ve come up with a way forward with the refitting of the porch, too.  So a worthwhile displacement activity all round.

Last homemade figure in place

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Cueing up a hat with a broom handle javelin style

All the air-drying clay figures

They are now dressed and in use.  They worked quite well overall and I’m really pleased that I was able to use them. Two did lose fingers in the process.  They were the two that had DAS clay hands whilst all the others had Creative Paperclay hands.  They broke due to rough handling more likely than not, but they were crumbly at the breaks.

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Edge not finished but view of inside and out

Where now

The unfinished edges to the porch, very visible in the inside/outside view, are hacked about as I’m refitting it to the building.  Why?  Well I started the porch and the fitting process when the table it sits on was not permanently fixed up, and now it is the angles are all slightly different.  The connecting walls and the above floor level no longer meet in the same way.  Very frustrating.  These are definitely the next jobs, then onwards and upwards from there hopefully.

 

What’s going on – part 2

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From the comfort of inside

Waiting to talk to the clerk

Just one more of the fighting five to dress and place – tomorrow, or maybe the next day?

What’s going on?

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Third figure outside

Next job is indoors.  Two more figures to go, I think.

Mine

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Figure 1 holding on to his bread

Best go and dress the unseen menace, though perhaps not today.

Lamps, ceiling, furniture

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Getting there

Next, where did I put the fighting five?  You know, the air-drying clay figures.  This, after all, is their ‘home’, or at least around and about this area.  Fabric and leather scraps are what are needed, once I find the fellas.  Oh, and a besom and more bread too I should think.