1) Rolled out the necessary clay slabs to form the underlying structure of my HO scale St Paul-St Louis.
Basically, I see the facade as having two layers or depths.
To achieve this I rolled out one large slab and then three narrower slabs which will be stuck on to give the structure in the diagram above.
|The main slab rolled out (took 15 minutes with a rolling pin)|
|Checking it's the right size.|
|On the left, the three narrower slabs or strips to be stuck on to the main slab.|
2) Then returned to my blackened row of shops/apartments.
Used shellac (Button Polish) to paint over everything but the windows and doors. Then, next week I'll use a wet sponge to wash away the non-shellaced areas. This will indent the windows and doors and thus differentiate them. The shellac burns off in the kiln.
|The slab of clay.|
|Shellac or Button Polish|
3) Took home the 4 pink walls of my Boulevard Haussmann building - will work further on them here.
Last night's dinner:
|Roast chicken leg, carrots and braised cabbage.|
|Made the gravy with this stuff - very easy.|
Sibelius 5th Symphony:
Feeling terribly morose.
In a mood like this I want the company of other morose people so that I know that it's a valid human condition.
The best form of company for me is melancholic music and for over 40 years ago I have played this brilliant symphony knowing that others who listen to it feel the same as me.
Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer, born in 1865 and died in 1957.