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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Country Church for my Sister

Hi Everyone, I was going to take a break for the rest of the year on making houses and prepare for this years miniature sales show if it still happens in September because of the Corona Virus issues.
Plus, being at home over 3 months taking care of the 2 developmentally disabled gentlemen that I take care that live with us I have had a lack of inspiration to create.   It could be because of the isolation and not getting out enough socialization.  But I was finally approved to take a vacation to go see my mom in Nevada and also see other family members who live there.  This got me inspired to create a country church which one of my sisters has been wanting one.  But every church I have made in the past have sold quickly at the miniature shows.  So I thought I would create a church just for her and her husband to surprise them with a gift.  They are very involved in their church and I thought I have just got to hurry and create a church.  So 7 days and 45 hours later it is completed.  I made the steeple or bell tower removable-see in picture below, just incase they ever wanted to turn it into a house.  Again its made with paper mache I turned into clay to make the bricks and lots of cardboard to create the shingles and trim work inside, and lots of popsicle sticks for the floor.
I am not a church going person so this is my version of what I think a country church would look like.
I so hope she and her husband likes it when I surprise them with it next month.
I hope you enjoy and it inspires you to create.
Have a wonderful month. 

I made the bell tower or steeple removable just incase it where to ever be turned into a house.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Dracula's Lair Gothic Building

Hello Everyone, I was inspired to create just one more house to prepare for this years sales show.  It started off as a Gothic Church and then I found a doll figure that looked sort of like a young Dracula which inspired me to create Dracula's Lair Gothic Building. 
I at first didn't like all the moss I added to the outside of the building in which I was trying to give it a 300 year old Gothic Style Look.   But it started to grow on me and I am liking it more and more.  
Plus, I found a use for all the wood coffins I made years ago which were a blast to make and learn to sew such tiny silk lining liners for each coffin.  I wanted to give the house a sort of creepy vibe but not over do it and make it to scary or morbid for those people who are a little offended or put off by scary death stuff.  Which is my goal one day to do a murder house and not care what others think of what I created, since I look at how I finish the inside as Artwork.  I am starting to really like working with making the plaster windows that I designed out of cardboard and clay and then made a mold and then I use those mold and fill with plaster to make each window.  It saves a ton of money plus I have one of a kind windows.  Which took me about 3 days of pouring plaster into lots of molds to make all the architectural details.  Then I spent about 3 hours the other night making and printing all the pictures then cutting them out and gluing them onto cardstock and then mod pod gluing them and cutting out again to make all the artwork for cheap for the walls.  In this building the artwork represents Dracula's Family Photos.  LOL.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired.
I hope you all are safe and sound and healthy from this Corona Virus going around.  This is my second week of self isolation at home and I am beginning to get a little cabin fever.  I hope I get inspired to keep busy.  Big Hugs to Everyone.  Have a wonderful month.  Stan