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Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Cat Ate My Homework......

Honest. He did. After I finished writing the blog entry yesterday I went back to work on the dragon and this is what I found laying on the bed where I had been working. OK the cat's out of the bag. Pardon the pun. When I can, I work sitting on the bed with my feet up and watching TV. I left the dragon on my lap desk when I went to write. Thirty minutes later he was missing an ear, two of the pointy things on the back of his neck and a few scales. Mookie strikes again! Poor dragon!
I looked at him this morning and decided that I needed to do rocks instead. I wasn't in the mood for doing details.
I got quite a lot of the rocks at least sculpted. I finished the front and part of the third side. Do you realize that I have gone through almost a 2.2 lb. brick of DAS doing this? I did get another brick at Michael's earlier this week. I won't run out. The house is now 2 lbs. heavier than when I started. That's why I love working with Greenleaf, Corona, and Duracraft. They are so light weight when they are just a shell that you can add lots of extras and still be able to move them around without having to call in one weightlifter or two skinny guys to move it.



I will finish the rest of the rock formations today and then tomorrow after it has dried, I will paint it.
Then it is the joy of shingling.....Did I mention that I don't like that job either? I don't mind putting them on. It's the staining that I can't stand. I don't have an excuse not to start doing it. I ordered several bags of them from miniatures.com months ago. I knew that I was going to need piles of them. Remember the houses under the bed with the trolls still have to be done, not to mention the others in the workroom.
I feel like I am getting a lot accomplished. I think Mookie feels that way too. He doesn't like to eat poly clay, fortunately. He just thinks that it is fun to mess with. Strange cat. I am getting worried. One of these days he is going to take over the sculpting. Anything he sees me doing, he thinks he can do better.
I have to go see what he has destroyed this time.......See you tomorrow.

2 comments:

Katie's Clay Corner said...

I'd swear Mookie and Otis are long lost cousins or something! Otis doesn't eat the clay either, but I find small chunks missing out of my canes, all the time! LOL....It's almost like it's not complete until Otis adds his final touch~ a tooth mark or two!! Silly kitties!

Hey, I know the rest of the world might find it borning, but you mind letting us know how you do the shingles. One day, I have to do the roof on Cora's house, and I'm dreading it, too....any pointers??? (I'll be staining mine, too.) Thanks:)
Katie

Caseymini said...

Patience Katie. I will get to the shingles soon and I will describe what I am doing as I go along. Hang in there.