Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gearing Up for Hollinger Hollow 2013!

Hey guys,

Well, we're nearly halfway through April and it's time to start thinking about what we're going to add to the Hollow this year!

The wife has already started working on more pumpkins.  I will show you some pics of those later.  The idea is to have a display of some kind for all the wonderful pumpkins she makes.

We've also started working on an idea that has been evolving this last month.  I Originally sat down to create a facade to add to the house that would sit between the house and the bridge.  Problem was, I though that looked really odd.  I don't know why, it just wasn't working for me.

So, I extended the facade over the bridge and instead of having a facade I created a covered bridge of sorts.  This is funny because when I originally worked on the idea of the bridge I wanted to do something like the covered bridge from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  That was proving too much for last year so I did a simple bridge.

Now, by extending the facade over the bridge I created something between a covered bridge and a facade.  We're calling it the Sotoportego which from what I can tell is an Italian covered walkway connecting two streets, usually along a canal.

And here is a pic of the design... 

OK.  So, perhaps it's not a Sotoportego, but it does cover a bridge that connects the two sides of the cemetery and the word is cool so that is what we're going to call it.

Now that I have the design, I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to build this thing.  That will be a whole other adventure.

I'll keep you posted!