After that, I start setting things together (without any idea of where the assemblage is going). Right now I have 9 pieces in that state.
Here are a couple pictures of how this might start. This photo shows a wooden cigar box painted black and from the bins, a couple Lego pieces which I thought were just smashing.
Here are how the two might be "tried on" to see if I think this is a direction I want to go.
I love the enclosure these two pieces create for the box. It already has a sense of mystery about it. At this point there are not attached because it will be much easier to work inside if they aren't, but they will be nearby to set on the piece as I work to check how they will look. Their attachment will probably be one of the last things I do.
Granddaughter Geneva is apparently reticent to come out. Attempts to induce failed, so mom and dad (Kolya and Larry) are back home waiting...waiting...waiting. Send some "Come on, Geneva!" energy their way.