For quite a while I’ve been locked in a state of inertia. I have been wanting to work on dioramas but there were so many different ones that I wanted to do that I instead did nothing! Awful, I know!
The first thing was that I’ve changed some of my focus for where I want my photostories to be situated. Everything used to be in Quinlan, and now I’ve decided to shift locales and cast. It wasn’t an easy decision since I had poured so much time and energy in to Quinlan (not to mention 3 binders full of scripts for photostories!)
Then I had to realize how I could intersperse some of the aspects of Quinlan that I didn’t want to let go of. I’ve managed that, and although some things are still muzzy and need to be further pinned down I feel like I’m moving in a good direction and feel fairly enthusiastic and fresh about it.
So knowing that, I need different kind of dioramas now. Which of course led me back to that “which do I do first?” and trying to do a bit of everything and getting damn-all done. So I threw it in my best friend’s lap and said “Nat, which do I do first? I am so stuck!”
Out of the choices she said the Coffeehouse/Cafe was the best–since it would allow a much wider range of characters to interact in it rather than, say, Emerson’s art studio. So that’s what I’m trying to work toward now.
I’m happy I saved the cafe pieces I’d worked on previously (OMG like a decade ago??) because I think I can make them work for it. The harder part for me now is to come up with a floorplan I like, color schemes, and overall look. I think I want something sort of artsy/indie but we’ll see.