Building a fantasy model or writing a tale?
The answer, I realise more than ever, is both. By now this house has its own character and it’s been fighting to get a word in edgewise and write its own story over the whole roof/chimney/cupola thing.
I failed to listen.
It told me it wanted cupolas. I tried three and decided probably not to use any. Now I find I’m back with one, central(ish) as the building insisted. (I’m still not convinced!)
How long did I put off building this roof? Years, I think. The need, or rather the demanded was for a complex hill and vale arrangement and I’d no idea how to go about it. But here we are with so many valleys and flat sections that it’s just as well I use paper or card for the leads.
Now, the chimneys were entirely my fault. The house hadn’t established itself at the time the first chimney arrived and I was totally overcome by owning some of those lovely Tudor pots. But it was not to be.
It’s just possible that the house and I may be working together more over these three contentious areas. Loads more to do still, but I’m ‘listening’.