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Mural Update - Fun with Power Tools

I'm not sure what they made the walls with at Dragon's house, but they're harder than the plaster in my old Victorian.  Lots harder.  The first attempt to drill holes that would hold the plastic thingies that came with the cubes failed miserably, and I ended up patching the holes with fresh-mixed plaster and we started again an inch higher.

Here's Dragon hanging the first cube!

Next I worked on one of the 3-D branches.

Yeah, that's some plaster there, to help the curve of the stick.  There's some on the second (and last) stick we got mounted.  Apparently Dragon's husband likes to burn hardwood in his fireplace.  The drill bits didn't so much drill as burn their way through the wood, slowly.    It took long enough that the plaster I'd mixed was almost too set to use at all by the time I got to the second stick.

Dragon has promised to paint over the plaster once it dries.

Some things you only learn once you try them--the cages will clearly need chains, so they hang free!  And apparently Spooky gets a key to the city too.

Yes, that's two different things hanging from the same stick.  It's still a work in progress.  Witness the blue painter's tape that's protecting the wood of the doorways and floor edging.

In other news, I'm working on a science fiction short story involving polar bears, an amphibious robot, and the North Pacific Gyre. 

I want to finish it--and the snippet I started today that arose from a picture of gorgeous multi-colored yarn--before the Muse Fusion on Sunday.

And I'll finish this post with two more pictures of the mural, adjusted to different light levels so you can see different parts of the details.  The human eye is still more sensitive than the camera (or at least than the cell phone).  Go figure!


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londonbard
Oct. 20th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
That is incredible!
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 21st, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
red_trillium
Oct. 21st, 2010 06:43 am (UTC)
That looks fabulous! Great work on it all!!!
wyld_dandelyon
Oct. 21st, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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