More Characters

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This week I sculpted more little guys.

 

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I’m going to keep making them until I fill Neil’s massive kiln. They are going to be a joy to load and unload!

 

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I read Leviathan Wakes and started on Caliban’s War. It’s a great series so far, and I can see Abraham’s (brilliant) style all over it. James S.A. Corey is a pen name used by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

 

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Made the tomato soup in Ancient Grains by Maria Speck. I use farro instead of bulgur. This book, which was given to me by my sister-in-law, is one of my favorite cookbooks.

Here are some reads I liked this week:

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Snow, little clay sketches, drawing

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This week I made some creatures. They feel like clay “sketches” to me.

 

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I based these guys on the adorable pangolin. A creature I didn’t know existed until last year.

 

snowfort

 

This weekend we started 2015’s snow fort. Peter likes to get a massive container, fill it with snow, and make bricks out of that.

 

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I am not a fan of “How to Draw” books for kids, but this one was pretty great.

 

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The kids spent a lot of time drawing from the book.

 

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They made a rather large drawing.

 

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Doing that whole “add paper” thing.

 

seeds

 

I got my copy of the worlds most adorable seed catalog. Note: everything I’ve planted from J.L. Hudson has grown quite well, and just reading the book is a joy.

 

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I read Station Eleven this week. It was a wonderful read, but I felt like I was just getting to know the characters. I would like to read more!

 

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And finally I got around to cooking Chloe’s masala panini, and it was delicious. I’m going to make it again this week.

 

Logo, site design and Don’t Starve

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This week I made a new logo. I started thinking about how to draw a loaded kiln. I drew a couple gas kilns and realized they look a lot like my little houses, so I made them into a little kiln creature thing.

 

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Also, I am totally re-doing my art site. It’s fun doing all the CSS troubleshooting and graphic design once in a long while.

 

dontstarve

 

We are still recovering from the flu around here, so I didn’t get much sculpting done. I did however play Don’t Starve Together with my brothers and sisters. We played it on hard mode (low resources, massive map). It’s in early beta but it was nice playing with family again. I can’t remember the last time we all gamed together.

 

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For those of you familiar with the game, I made a glorious hound run.

 

doomsday

 

I read Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, which was great time travel sci-fi.

 

kitchen

 

I cooked a few dishes from this cookbook, which were delicious.

 

And finally, some good reads from the week: