I thought I could. I thought I could. I did.
I finished the dome. First of all, I forgot to take a close up of the plants in the well of the tree yesterday.....One leaf. One flower and a bunch of dried Nandina. Not bad.
Now to business. You saw some of the insides of the dome yesterday. Today you get to see the outside.
Now at least it resembles a dome shape. Yup. The rest of the tree.(Ignore the messy glass. I cleaned it before assembling the final scene.
I found a small half round basket in my stash and sprayed it black, so that it wouldn't show through the railroad greenery that I used for the tree. I glued that to the top. Then I simply glued clumps of the moss to the basket and dome. I also glued some to the branches inside the dome so that it looks like one continuous tree.
I was a bit sneaky. I glued the greenery for around the edge of the base straight to the glass. Now I won't have to worry about it getting stuck under the edge of the dome when I slide it off.
Ta Da!!! I am done. I cleaned the glass and coerced Tessie into posing, one last time. She only agreed to do it if Zar would stand outside and make sure that I got her out after taking the photos.
I am going to have to find another character that is willing to stay in the swing full time now.
I probably spent less than $10.00 on the whole thing. I am very pleased with the result.
Now I have to go let Tessie out. She is making gagging noises. Very theatrical. In between the gagging and gasping for air, she is making references to the fact that I am not working on her townhouse.....The sooner that I finish that, the sooner I will have her off my back. I guess I should go paint some more walls.
Please don't tell Tessie that I am going to work on the smaller doll dome before I go back to painting walls.
See you tomorrow.