Welcome to my life . . . .
This is a blog about my passion: dollhouses and miniatures. This particular blog was started to follow my miniature dream: to create a Victorian Mansion. But work on my Mansion is slow. Very slow. Sloth slow. Ice Age glacier movement slow. Why? Because I am easily distracted by other personal miniature projects (I have 50+ roomboxes and 15 dollhouses in various stages of incompletion) and because I work for a miniature shop and am often up to my elbows in miniature projects that aren't mine! So, I thought, some artists work in a particular medium (woods, watercolors, clay, oils, etc.), I work in progress . . . .
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This particular blog is about my "Victorian Mansion" - a creation that has been in the making for over 17 years and is just being assembled in the fall/winter of 2010.
I had always wanted to create a Mansion in miniature (probably my parent's fault for taking me to see Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle in Chicago when I was a child). I started collecting pieces for this dollhouse as a teenager - even envisioned the dollhouse's "set scene" would be a Victorian family preparing for a wedding as I myself was preparing for my own wedding. During a childhood visit to the Biltmore mansion in NC, I fell in love with the two-story library with spiral staircase. And numerous viewings of the movie "The Sound of Music" firmly planted the idea of a formal full ballroom with chandeliers. A trip to see the Newport Mansions inspired me to want a separate his/her bedroom(s) and bath(s), music room, parlor, grand staircase, etc. But no dollhouse kit had these features . . . .