I had to share the new project I have been working on the past 2 weekends. It has been one of the funnest projects yet. I was inspired by a picture at the bottom of this post of a Tudor House someone had built. I decided I would try to recreate it as close as I could. I have listed the pictures in the order of me building trying to recreate the house. I hope you all like what I have accomplished in the past couple of weekends. Have a Terrific Week Everyone!
I spent about an hour with quick dry cement applying it to the base. I know that it will make the house to heavy but I wanted the cement look. I will probably have to have the house and the base be separate so it can be carried easier. I believe the base is about 20 pounds with the wood and cement. I loved my first experience with cement, it was fun, and I only had about 5 minutes to work on laying out the cement before it dried. LOTS OF FUN!...
The back of the house.
I had to share some photos of the Miniature Convention I attended this weekend.
Two wonderful Lady's that joined me and my co-worker Jennifer from my job for Lunch. These Lady's were so sweet and wonderful. I had a wonderful time talking about my houses with them and their hobbies.
My houses on the far left, and my first time.
Me being a dork for the camera, and feeling very proud of me taking a chance at showing others in person my houses.
Me at the Denver Miniature Exhibit, "Mini" Tales of Travel
This was my first time I have shown anyone in person the houses that I build. I was so nervous. But it turns out I was the Hit of the Show. Everyone loved the houses and wanted to find out how I built them. I felt sort of like a movie star. I wanted to go shopping in the miniature sales floor the first day, but spent over 6 hours just talking to everyone about my houses, and meeting the President of the Denver Miniature Museum here in Denver, and about how excited they were about my houses, and that no one has seen houses like mine. Plus everyone at the convention wants me to teach a class next year during one of the many classes held each year at the convention. My nervousness soon left, and I blushed for two days of the wonderful things everyone said to me. Plus I sold my first house because of the Show the newest one I had completed the Abandoned house, to a lady from Wyoming I hope she enjoys it.
My new Friend Cindy the Chairman of the Denver Miniature Museum, who ran the Miniature Exhibit Convention this past weekend. Which the Museum would love for me to have an Exhibit at the Museum of my houses. This was such a wonderful lady, that made me feel so good and introduced me to everyone in the field and all the other great miniature artist.
This is Ed who paints each of these miniature oil paintings which you need a magnifying glass just to see each brush stroke. They sell for around $500.00 each. He says each is a work of love for his Wife, who helps by making the frames and stretching the canvas on the frames. It takes him between 180 to 200 hours to complete each oil painting. He is world renown for his work. I hope I could try to reach that leave one day. But I am happy just to create like Ed is.