I sketched out a plan of all the lights I wanted to include
All well and good - except, then I needed to figure out what he was going to be doing in the closet. Hmmm. I think maybe holding on to the string or pull chain on a closet lamp might be fun, but am I going to be able to do it? How bright should the closet light be? Should I have an additional hidden light shining from the front onto the skeleton? I don't know, and that's how the delay begins.
First I made a mock-up of the skeleton and the closet. Looks cute, but here again I am questioning whether or not I can make a quarter-scale skeleton that I am satisfied with. That's what I've been working on, and I've already gone through a few variations. At this point, I think that yes, I will be able to complete him, and have had some fun inventing new ways to make skeleton parts in this scale.
I also started thinking about what else might be in that closet. Obviously, by my way of thinking, if I'm going to put a light in there, I should put a few other things in the closet too. I do know that witches keep bunny slippers in their closet or under the bed (it's a fact!) so, guess I should work on some tiny fuzzy bunny slippers too. Maybe she even keeps an extra pair of slippers of the killer rabbit variety in her closet as well, plus tall hat boxes, extra striped stockings, etc.
So that's where I'm at, friends, and I don't have the slightest idea of how long it's going to take me to finish/get back to this project. I am still working on coming up with quarter scale workshop plans too, and those also got changed as I went along. I'm really excited about some inventions I've come up with there, that will allow the "kit" to be used over and over again to make different variations on the houses. Can't wait to tell you about it, but it needs some perfecting first.
|The mock-up closet and flat skeleton, the "real" skeleton in the works (came up with a new way to sculpt the pelvis!), various bones laying around and in different stages, and, the basics of the fuzzy bunny slippers|