Week 10 – Evil master plans

Week 10 – Everything is prepared to re-open mfelt.co.nz shop this week, and I finished three more paper mache creatures including the photoshoot. A youtube video explaining how you can use your headphones as a remote shutter for your iPad camera saved a lot of time (thank you youtubeivers!). One more creature – The Night Keeper #2 – is available via my website. 

Paper mache tribal photoshoot
Paper mache tribal photoshoot

I also took photos of my new studio for promotional material. I had to carefully select angles seeing that the new studio – the whole house!!! – is still an incredible mess suffering under the dozens of half-finished projects.

Studio photoshoot
Studio photoshoot
Studio photoshoot
Studio photoshoot

I did not even make it through the first chapters of Part 2 without an existential crisis. I moved one scene back into Part 1, and I still struggle to make the scenes work and flow with each other in a nice rhythm. How has anybody ever finished a book?

I also fine-tuned my art(work) sprint board. I based it on a tool I developed for my team at work, and I find it helpful to keep me on track. It might help other artist and makers as well, and I’ll add it to my list of tutorials.

After a week of sunny spring days, it’s cold and wet again, and the work in the garden is on hold. I am working on a plant list for the fruit tree and scrubs for my fruit forest. I had no idea how complicated it is to select two different varieties of apple trees that benefit each other. A visit to a nursery is on the list for next weekend.

So progress has been made, and my evil master plan is if not on track at least in the making.

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