It’s time for me to tell you what I did with all the apple-bark-paint-sites I was working on …
First for the sap.
You may remember this yellowish looks-like-egg-paint glas?
First of all I actually made some „Glue-size“ from it. I took a small strip of white linen and soaked it in the sap. After letting it go dry I repeated the process. And again. And …
I don’t remember exactly how often I did this, but I think it was about five times …
Now it looks this:
If soaked in water the paint should liquidate and be paintable againt. So much for theory, the practice is jet to come …
After this process there was still a lot of sap to go, so I poured it in another shell to let it go dry.
This is the sappy-sap,
and this ist the dried-sap.
It’s still very easy dissolvable and when painted still looks like this:
Twoday, on my way back from work, while driving towards some kind of metrological showdown, I saw a perfect rainbow.
If I hadn’t been late alreaddy and been so awfully hungry I would have gone and looked for …
Here’s the next part of my kitchen parade.
It’s a medievally inspired dame – and one of those pictures where I go from wanting-to-paint-somthing-and-being-not-really-sure-what-it-will-be to oh-look-what-I-did without this little inbetween step of thinking-about-the-thing-I’m-going-to-paint.
Dear Dreisam, since you asked … the clothes are roughly inspiered by historic pieces – but nothing more!
I’m driving a lot these days.
I wish I could take the train – or even better the bicycle to go to work …
But I can’t and I’m trying hard not to let time get wasted.
So I’m doing audio books.
Currently I’m hearing the BBC radio drama ‚The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy‘ by Douglas Adams – again.
Next will be ‚The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul‘ also by Douglas Adams – also again.
In the fall of 2012 it will be ‚The Lord Of The Rings‘ like every year.
Between and afterwards it’s an open road …
Any recommondations you have – throw them at me!
You know me … I’m interested the history of fantasy and fairy literature, also science fiction, really good contemporary fantasy, classics, fairy tales and all sorts of nerdy, geeky stuff.
Back in Bavaria a colleague and good friend of mine promised me a fare-ye-well present. Now it arrived and it’s an awesome model of a victorian-style glasshouse!
It’s made of some thin, minted metal … sort of sheets and you have to fold it and put it together yourself. Which cost me the better part of an evening. Which is quite easy.
It’s finished now and looking only a bit battered.
Thank you Micha! I love you for this! It’s already inhabited!
First the gargoyle wanted to move in but there was not enough room …
Now there is a baby dragon living there, complete with his own little slice of forest