Things have been quiet here as expected - my collection is still thousands of miles away, stored away in totes in a closet at the family farm, while I've been settling in quite nicely to my new home in Europe. The awful purple walls are no more (still working on the purple door frames and doors, but the purple toilet seat is gone at least. I'm not joking about any of this - the previous owners were just that crazy about purple), we actually have some light fixtures in instead of bulbs hanging from wires, and pretty much an entire apartments' worth of furniture is in and assembled (thanks mostly to IKEA - whether buying secondhand or at the store itself).
The only room we really have left to go is the second bedroom, which has thus far been more like a storage room until recently when we finally brought all this stuff down to our ACTUAL storage room in the basement of the condo building. Our plans for it is a combination guest bedroom and studio room for me. Surprisingly didn't take much convincing for that decision! I'd love to have a dedicated workspace for painting and sculpting, and my boyfriend is all for it. With a convertible bed/futon sort of deal also in the room, it'll work as a good guest bedroom as I do have family members and friends back from the states who are yearning to visit - some of which have already purchased tickets. Time is of the essence to get that together!
One fun addition from IKEA is a brand new cabinet for my model horse collection. Instead of a low but solid oak bookshelf from the 80's, it is a nice shiny new cabinet with glass-pane doors to protect the contents inside. My two cats are a bit unruly but I never really had an issue with them messing with my horses even with the easy-to-jump-on bookshelf from before, however my boyfriend was very insistent we get one with doors to protect the horses inside just in case. He considers them investments (which in a way, they are) and knows they mean a lot to me, so who am I to argue? I'm all for it.
I didn't wait long to follow that advice, and bought one of the new 2019 RR Breyers from a German dealer along with some apoxie to work on my current sculpt project. Here she is:
Please enjoy my quickly put together photo set up: a cardboard box, which we've of course had an abundance of, and the fake grass out on our windowed-in, three-stories-up balcony, where no grass would be. I don't like the grass - I think it's tacky and would much rather just have stone tile or something, but I'll admit, it's pretty good scale for traditional models. If I got a better background it would be a great photo taking place! But still an ugly balcony. The other great upside to the balcony is it gets great natural sunlight from all angles (it's the shape of a triangle with nothing but windows and glass sliding doors). Likely to be my photo taking spot forever - grass or no grass.
Anyways, this isn't my only new acquisition, but I'm going to give the other one its own post for a few reasons...
This will be my personal blog I'll use to talk about the going-ons of my hobby experience and who knows what else with rambles.