Friday, September 4, 2009

Is this a

Frog Queen folly or just a monument. Not sure.

We saw a monument like this one years ago in a cemetery in the UK and have wanted to build one ever since.

This year, it if finally made the list. Although this late in the season, I was worried that it was not going to make it again. But thanks to a few friends coming over last weekend, they and husband were able to get it cut a glued together. Big thanks guys....and to Dan. We found that Dan's phone can do trigonometry! Who knew!

It is a 8 foot monument that comes apart in three pieces for easy storage. Husband put PVC pipe and dowels in the pieces so that they would stack together and a piece or rebar can go in the four corners to hold it up.

As usual, husband built a small model of it first, which Lex affectionately calls the "pink castle" so we would know how to build it an how much foam we would need.

I am not sure what to do in the center, we were thinking a silk flame, since it is covered and it won't get as much rain....but it is the NW - we rain sideways over here :) So I don't know how well or often it would work. Off to the Internet to find a how to. :)

I did some aging on it last night while we were filming another video effect so it is close to being painted. I need to get out a hot knife and make some cracks and then I can start the painting process.

Of course it is a holiday weekend in the NW so, there will be plenty of rain. I think I am going to have to get out the space heater!!!

Watch for more pictures.


  1. Looks awesome so far, can't wait to see the finished product.

  2. You guys always impress me with your planning and organizational skills :) Can't wait to see the end result.

  3. I love coming to your blog everyday and seeing what projects you're working on. It fills me with this weird sense of creativity and I just love it! I can't wait to see what this looks like once it's complete.

  4. that looks awesome, I can't wait to see how it looks. How much does that foam cost? I used some of it last year at the place where I worked but didn't ask about cost. I think for next year I will make some tombstones, I just don't have time to start making them this year.


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