It's true that I haven't been at this whole miniatures thing very long. But imagine my surprise and utter bewilderment at being plucked from relative obscurity and thrown into the center-stage of Miniaturist Limelight! You may be asking yourselves, Gentle Reader, "Oh hell, no, what the @#$ is she going on about now?" and so, I will tell you: Merriman Park just got a major shout-out from none other than Whitledge-Burgess!
Do you understand what this means? It's like you're a member of the corps de ballet and all of a sudden they cast you in the lead role...You guys, I'm like, The Black Swan!
I've been on Cloud-9 all the live-long day! Even at my job today at the Department Store where I work in Display, nothing and I mean nothing could get me down! Even knowing that Simon was yucking it up, touring the Stately Homes of England (whilst yours truly was slogging through the hum-drum ennui of making sure all gazillion opera-chairs from our Major Fashion Event this weekend were properly sent back to the rental company), couldn't get me down).
Whitledge-Burgess is now offering a selection of their gorgeous room-box settings in kit form! Read All About It in their latest newsletter:
In other news, I made a 'test run' of trying to carve a curlicue finial for my stair railing. I haven't carved anything in years, unless you count the Thanksgiving turkey. My Grandpa once gave me a 'whittling knife' when I was a boy and I totally scared my parents because I developed a certain penchant for carving miniature pagan idols from sticks! (I was really into Easter Island at the time --don't judge me)!
This was just a test-run! I need to glue up some stock to match the thickness of the railing. But I spent only approximately fifteen or twenty minutes with this practice piece of wood and a kitchen paring knife so I think I'm golden. I really think that I can do this! I suppose there is some high-tech tool that I should have used, (but don't own), that would work better. If you guys saw the few, primitive tools I own you would either laugh, or cry!
Hardwick Hall Attic....
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