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Re-Creating the Forest Folks | Musings


I awakened yesterday morning with a burning want to resurrect the Forest Folks I used to make. So I pulled a few of my cleaned native clay out and began creating some physique elements. I’ve had that clay saved in a container for 3 years now. Surprisingly, it was nonetheless moist. I had a ball of economic clay in there too, and that one had mildew on it. I threw that one out. The native clay was nonetheless clear. Not moist sufficient, although. So added somewhat water and let it set a couple of hours. Then it was good to go.

These new Folks shall be related, however completely different. I used acorns and twigs for his or her our bodies earlier than, and dressed them in leaves and moss. This time, I’ll use clay for the heads, at the least, so I feel I’ll name them one thing new. They’ll be Ozark Folks. Or Wild Ozarkians. Possibly Wildlings? I don’t know but. As soon as the primary one emerges from the Cauldron of Creation, maybe they are going to inform me themselves what they’d prefer to be known as.

Staying targeted

I’m engaged on a portray proper now, so the Ozark Folks/Wild Ozarkian venture goes to be on maintain now. I simply needed to form some clay to alleviate the urge. And now the clay has been formed, and I can set it apart. As soon as I’m completed with the bear, then I’ll return to the clay. Right here’s the place I’m with the bear in the present day:

I’ll be including the leaf beneath his paw in the present day and may get so as to add the opposite one over his head. I’m a gradual painter. Largely that’s as a result of I take loads of breaks to step away from it. Breaks assist me see it contemporary after every little half performed. I do have a self-imposed deadline on this one, although. So, I’m attempting to remain targeted and get it performed. If these Wild Ozarkians would keep out of my thoughts, it might assist. Concepts for creating issues are at all times floating round in my head. Generally it’s exhausting to maintain all of them of their locations, haha.

It’s tax season, although, so I’ll must work on that between doing the taxes.

Rob’s Creating, too

Rob has been busy placing collectively part of his photo voltaic array venture. The battery must be enclosed in a field, so he’s constructing that. I’m going down there and assist him every now and then, too. This additionally permits me time to step away from no matter it’s I’m engaged on. His photo voltaic venture has been on the listing of issues he needs to do for a few years. It’s good to see him attending to work on it lastly. This was one of many primary incentives behind the years of abroad work. Now he has all of the elements paid for and simply has to carry all the elements collectively. It’s an enormous venture general, however when it’s performed later this 12 months, we’ll be vitality unbiased with non-obligatory grid-tie.

In order that’s somewhat about our lives as hermits within the hills nowadays. I spend most of my time creating issues and advertising. Rob spends his engaged on his photo voltaic array. I attempt to restrict going out for groceries and errands to as soon as every week. However I’m debating on whether or not to exit in the present day. We’ve bought precise snow within the forecast for tomorrow. I doubt it’s going to stay round lengthy, although, so I in all probability will simply wait till subsequent week.

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