Monday, September 13, 2021

Gilbert - Lots of cool Art


On Saturday we went to the opening of an expo!
It was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of GR'NN, a collective of illustrators and other artists.

Our owner's Other Half had work at the expo as well. The colorful painting with the cat in this picture is one of his works.

There was a small altar dedicated to the hedgehog!

There was lots of other cool art as well.

Another work by our owner's Other Half!

And he even made a spaceship for the expo!

Just my size as well.

There were suitcases with art in them as well.

This one looked a bit scary...

I really liked the food themed suitcase.

It was a really cool and beautiful expo.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Gilbert - Building a Shaun


Remember I got a DIY Shaun the Sheep kit?

Last week I got to build my own Shaun with help from my owner.
Here are al the parts.

First we gave the egg shaped body arms, legs, and a neck.

Then the arms and legs were covered with silk clay and brought into shape.

We made the woolly coat by knotting the wool that was in the kit and then glued it to the body with the special gluey stuff that was in the kit.

We then made the head with more silk clay and wool. There were googly eyes in the kit as well. 

Once the head was attached to the body Shaun had to lean on his arms for a bit longer while the glue to keep his tail attached was drying.

Next we had to fix some dents in his head.

Done! He had to lean a bit longer while everything was drying.

My owner's Other Half got us a special display to keep Shaun safe. It was a lot of fun to make my very own Shaun the Sheep.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Sullivan's Lost Adventure in Bourtange - part 3


A lot of visitors went after the soldiers to see what would happen next.

Time to go after them as well.

We found a spot with a view on the soldiers, but they were a bit far away.

It was difficult to see what was happening exactly, but there was lots of cannon and gun fire going on. The smoke was impressive.

But I can't tell you who won...

After that confusing battle we all went back to the settlement. The soldiers took a break and put their guns away.

Yum yum!

After having a snack we visited the windmill.

The miller told us all kinds of interesting stuff about the windmill, but I didn't take any pictures of the windmill up close. It did look impressive with that dark sky though.

Next we saw that the guys with the boat were in trouble again.

They peddled away fast while other soldiers kept firing at each other.

Why are they stopping? Keep rowing!

It turned out they wanted a save spot from which they could return fire.

It was getting late and both soldiers and visitors were calling it a day.

Reenactment people relaxing after a long day.

I got a postcard that shows Bourtange from above, so you can see the shape of the settlement.

It was a really cool outing. I'm glad I was able to share it with you, even though I'm a few years late.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Sullivan's Lost Adventure in Bourtange - part 2


The guys with the boat decided to row around some more. There was some smokey shooting at them, but that didn't seem to scare them.

As they returned fire something was happening on the shore to the left...

These dudes swam across the moat weapons in hand. These moats don't live up to their reputation.

The guys in the boat kept on shooting at the soldiers on the other side. I wonder if they even noticed the sneaky swimmers.

Who were hiding in the grass on our side of the moat, spying on the boat.

The shooting seemed to be over.

Then the swimmers decided to go after the boat!

Just look at them go!

The guys in the boat finally caught on and rowed for their lives. In the end nobody got hurt, but I bet those swimmer dudes got really cold!

Next we walked around a bit more. I spotted this woman knitting.

These soldiers were watching the moat. With all the action in the moat that seemed like a sensible plan.

These guys looked like they got a scolding for some reason. Maybe because they didn't guard the moat.

There was going to be another event at the far side of the settlement. We slowly made our way there.

They were bringing cannons to the far side.

I found a spot above the gate to the far side of the settlement.

I had a great view of the soldiers marching that way.

And I only had to turn around to see them pass under the gate.

Let's see what they're up to next.