Contest kit planning
The conservatory continued

The conservatory reinvisioned

My original plan for the conservatory involved an oceanfront pier/dock.  Now that I’m using the contest kit for the dock I am reimagining the conservatory slightly.  I am going to build the conservatory and the contest kit simultaneously so I can landscape...seascape?...them at the same time.

I set the builds on my shelf, determining where I want which, since they’ll be pieces of a cohesive whole.

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I did a quick dry fit of the conservatory, to jog my memory, then glued the roof frame together...

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I’ve been playing around with the seascaping items I have so far....barnacles I made last year, some octopi, and teeny shells.  I have more shells, including limpets, on order, and Nancy is making me some rocks.  I’m in no hurry, I want to make sure it’s exactly how I want it before I pour water.  I’m also letting Nancy pour her water first, so I can learn from her process. :)  

I made a couple unsuccessful attempts at crafting sea anemone last weekend.  I have an idea to make closed instead of open ones, which will fit better anyway, since my seascape is going to be set in low tide.

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It feels really, really, good to be engaged with a project again!

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Nancy Enge

Yay for creative project engagement! So stoked to see the synthesis of these two builds. Burke Boatwrights + Orangery.
And, best use ever for free weights.
As for the water pours… way to set expectations, thx/swears. I *think* I'll be up for doing the tiny water feature on Leadlights tomorrow. You’ll be the first to know :)

Sherrill

What a wonderful collection of items for this build. This will be fun to watch. It is wonderful that your new shelving allows you to group your builds to form neighborhoods. I see it also holds other special things. The crock of pigs caught my eye.

Sheila Lester

Oh wow, this is going to be so much fun to follow! I can't wait to see how your water goes. The barnacles are wonderful.

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