Had to take a little break and get away from bricking! This is SO tedious --you can't even imagine. I had to turn Merriman Park on its end in order to do the side. I had hoped that I would finish both ends, but at this rate I'll be lucky if I get this side finished tonight. My gouge seems to be getting a little dull, too. It just doesn't seem to glide through the paint and gesso like it did at first, but maybe that's just my imagination. Or maybe I'm just getting tired.
This is how I'm finishing the corners and the quoins.
Pretty cool, huh? Ugh, of course I broke off one of my urns while working on the second story. Bull in a china shop. Guess I'll have to pick up some Super Glue tomorrow.
Ordered my double stairs this weekend! Actually it's just two straight flights that I'm going to alter. I'm thinking one or two steps up to a landing with the split going up each side. Also ordered some more ribbed roofing so I can work on the aforementioned hips.
It's still snowing out here in Minnesota. Looks like another five or six inches. Sure glad we're heading down to Captiva next month!
The Morning Room/ Villa Leone
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