Archives for October 2012


I don’t have much time to do it these days, but I love building miniature scenes.  Not children’s dollhouses so much, but true little settings or shadowboxes.  The photo to the left is from a shadowbox I have in a curio cabinet.

One thing I love about miniatures is the way they make your imagination work.  You look at a full size thing and say, “hmm…what can that be in my miniature world?”  Thus a necklace clasp becomes a little deadbolt, and the pendant becomes a wall-hanging.  Florist tape and wire becomes a palm tree and buttons (with the shank cut off) become dishes.  You look at a thing, re-imagine it in another setting, and voila!  It becomes something else.

Traveling Time

I just got back from spending a longish weekend with my sister, brother-in-law and niece. Since they live about 400 miles away from me, and are pretty rural, flying is not a good option. That meant a lot of traveling time.

It’s about an eight hour drive each way, but I don’t usually mind too much once I get going. Don’t get me wrong – BEFORE I go, I’m a total wreck. But once I’m out on the highway I settle down until I hit traffic or construction.