So, here we are, halfway through November already. Doesn't time fly?
I spent a large chunk of today doing battle with the toy shop lighting, the results of which can be seen over at my Miniature Christmas blog.
What I SHOULD have been doing was designing a new working marionette puppet, with strings and a proper wooden control thingy. My first two prototypes were less than edifying but I'm determined to get it right and had a sort of 'Eureka' moment this morning, possibly prompted by Archimedes messing about in the puppet theatres. I often find that the best way to unblock creative log-jams is to do something completely different, rather than bashing away at the problem indefinitely.
However, the whole lighting debacle took longer than I expected so I'm now debating whether to go back to my languishing marionette or call it a day and declare yardarm.
It's a tough call.