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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration: New Blogs

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
http://englishmanordollhouse.blogspot.com/

and:

Miniature Enthusiast
http://miniatureenthusiast.blogspot.com/

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! 

5 comments:

Simon Williams said...[Reply]

Am blushing all the way over in England! Thanks John, it's more than kind of you. I'd like to state, for the record, that I'm a big fan of your Blog too. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of Merriman Park, in particular the Entrance Hall. The work you have done to the outside is outstanding.
Take care

Giac said...[Reply]

Hi John,
Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words! It means a lot coming from a fellow miniaturist who's work I admire and am impressed by, and in my opinion Merriman Park is FAR from humble. I can't wait to see more of your fantastic work. Enjoy your week off.
Giac
P.S. If ever I need a Publicist, I want you!

Irene said...[Reply]

I've just discovered your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed reading it through from the start. You've created a beautiful mini property and I'm looking forward to following your progress with the interiors.

Ray W said...[Reply]

Hello John,
What a fun blog you have created! I have read every word and I have laughed and learned......and enjoyed all the pictures of your home and pets and your amazing talent.
"Merriman Park" is a wonderful house that I look forward to watching progress.
Ray

John said...[Reply]

Thanks, all! And welcome, Irene & Ray.

--John