This week saw the cabin set come down and construction on the blacksmith’s shop begin. It also marked the end of a second puppet’s scenes. I don’t get attached to sets the way I do to puppets. Maybe it’s because it takes so much longer to build the characters, maybe because I physically handle them or maybe it’s because they actually have voices. Whatever the reason I was sorry to retire this character. He was a lot of fun to animate. As for the blacksmith shop, I’m hoping to have it up and ready by August 1. That’s something of a tall order considering all the paraphernalia that needs to go into it but I’d like to think it can be done.