A lot of people have seen one, or many, conspiracy theories and are convinced that COVID-19 is no big deal. Maybe they live in a state/county that has not been hit particularly hard (yet). Maybe they really have that attitude that the whole thing is made up because they don't personally know anyone who has had it or has died from it. I personally know people who have had it and people who have had loved ones die from it. Even before that though I knew it was a big deal. Because science.
That brings me to face masks and the urine test. I have seen this particular chart many times and while it is amusing (and gross) at the same time it does demonstrate the effectiveness of a cloth mask. Feel free to blow it up and have a closer look. I appreciate not being peed on. Just as I appreciate anyone who wears a mask so I don't get their spew on me. And I will continue to wear my mask (which I did when it was a recommendation and not a mandate) because of manners. My parents raised me to be polite. Sometimes I don't know why.
Anyway, we were out near Crystal's house the other day and I dropped off some things I had in the back of my car for her. I also modeled the new fitted (not pleated) face masks and she liked them. We got to have a video call later that night, which was a way longer visit than the 2 minutes (less I think) that I got to see her from her driveway. I made a variety of masks for Crystal and her mom. Being fully aware that these cloth masks are cute and will not stop anyone from getting COVID-19. They will stop the droplets from traveling as far from your body, which may or may not have virus. You just can't know. So wear a mask. If everyone does, no one gets wet. I'm into that. Anyway, masks have been a very polarizing subject among a world filled with many polarizing subjects. And really, wearing a mask is not about you protecting yourself, I know that. It is about protecting the people around you. It seems no matter how many times that is said a lot of people will focus on the fact that it does little to nothing for them. Step out of your bubble and think of the people around you.
I had a couple of hunt seat dolls I needed to make and it felt like it took forever for me to get to them. I don't think it actually did, but it felt like it for sure. I had bits and pieces of them done for awhile but never got back to even just picking away at them. Just lazy I guess.
I did eventually get this lady done. She has lighter breeches than I usually do, because I was asked for light breeches. Conveniently, I had this fabric hanging around for awhile. This was one of the ones I ordered from Spoonflower when I was in desperate need of fabric for breeches. I even already had the pieces cut to make this pair, not that it made me finish the doll any faster.
This lady also got finished. She is a duplicate of the doll that I thought was left after my live sale. And again, it seemed to take forever for me to finish her. She's a hunt seat doll, they are not that hard to do.
I got some more miniatures in for the miniatures sale, and I'm pretty excited about them. I have more bottles of Jack Daniels, because I only had 4, and I have milk and paint sets. I need to bag these items and get them inventoried still, but I am excited they are here. I am still hoping all the other things will arrive on time as well. Though I have no idea if they will or not.
Ethan and I got some more important housework done. We still have a long way to go but we are making progress. The decision to just tear it all down and rebuild (parts, not the whole house, lol) has been a really great choice. It is so much easier, and less gross, than trying to patch up old stuff. So work continues. It seems never ending, but we are actually getting somewhere.
I have gotten a bunch of other small doll related things finished as well. I modified several more heads and got them painted. Black riders have become so popular! I love it! I also painted hands to match because at this point I am down to only have white dolls again. And they are not any healthy shade of white, lol. So my next trick is to figure out how to replicate pale skin tones and not have them look ghostly. I don't possess these skills. Grr.