Every now and then I run across a new blog written by a fellow miniaturist that truly inspires me. This week I came across not one, but two exceptional blogs that I think you, dear Reader, should check out!
English Manor Dollhouse
English Manor Dollhouse is a work in progress which will astound you not only in its sheer size --over eight feet long!-- but in the magnificence of its splendid interiors. If you are a connoisseur of all things High Victorian, before clicking on the link, do prepare to plotz! Patterned marble floors, wood parquet, elaborate paneled walls, intricately carved fireplaces --this imposing mansion has it all-- in spades! Giac, the incredible talent behind this exceptional work of art, is lavish in his tutorials. So you not only get to view the finished product, but also get complete, step-by-step instructions on how to do it!
What can I possibly say about Miniature Enthusiast that doesn't already speak for itself? If your taste trends toward the superlative elegance of the English Regency --as does mine-- you will adore artist Simon Williams' interiors, gorgeously rendered in 1:12" scale. Simon and I must be kindred souls; both of us are coo-coo for Sue Cook, whose architectural components we favor. And Simon can take those components and style them into period settings of exquisite, incomparable beauty. I want all of his rooms in Merriman Park! And wait till you see what he is working on next!
OK, that's enough gushing for one day...
Both of these artists have inspired me to get going on the interiors of my own (far more humble) Merriman Park. Dollhouse Weather is neigh! The night-time temperatures are plummeting here in Minnesota --there will be frost on the pumpkins tonight or tomorrow.
And I have the whole of next week off from work!