Monday, February 7, 2011

"mouseland"



And now for something completely different; a short film of me in my studio, by my lovely son, Sam Alden (gingerlandcomics.blogspot.com)

38 comments:

  1. How wonderful! A true crafter is most certainly a pack rat :) Your work is inspiring and makes me want to work on my own miniature projects even more. Thank you so much, keep on creating!

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  2. Stunning! Great! And so many mice! Love your work room:)Thank you soooo much for sharing this with us!!:)

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  3. I am so happy you are willing to share your fantastic talent with us. Thank you, so much!

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  4. Thank you for a look into the making of your marvelous mouse scenes. This was a treat and I forwarded it on to several people.

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  5. I love this tiny mouses, and I am very happy that I saw the inside of your lab. Your work is wonderful, Maggie :o)
    Hugs!
    Magda

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  6. Maggie, Thank you so much for a peek into the makings of Mouseland!!! What a treat!! Love your studio!!! Looks like a ton of treasures!!

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  7. I really enjoyed your video of Mouseland. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I agree with Mariene. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  9. Oh oh wow it was so great to see into your studio! It is full of interesting stuff. I can't wait to see the book!

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  10. Thank you very much for the tour. I love your mice:)

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  11. I loved visiting your magical space!!! It's so nice to see you interacting with your little furry friends. Such a treat!
    Thank you!
    xxx
    Morena

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  12. Thank you for the insider's peek at Mouseland....your dedication to your art is very apparent!

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  13. Fantastic! Thank you so much for letting us enter your magical world!

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  14. Beautiful video! It's wonderful to see a little of the "behind the scenes" of the book! I can't wait to see the real thing! You do fantastic work, Maggie! I just love your whole Mouseland!

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  15. Such fun to see you with the mice! Love the ones hanging out to dry! They are all simply adorable! Congratulations on your book! I'm sure it is absolutely wonderful!

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  16. Your little mice represent so much work...very lovely work. I have enjoyed your pictures greatly. Take good care if yourself....you know, soak your feet in a tub and smell the flowers and feast with your family and sit by the fire...just like your little mice do.

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  17. What a treat to let us take a peek into your world! Thank you so much! Blessings, Joanne
    10minutes2breathe.blogspot.com

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  18. OUT OF 1 TO 10, I GIVE YOU A 10PLUS. YOUR BLOG IS RIGHT UP THERE AS BEING ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITES. THANKS FOR SHARING.
    GRANNY FROM TAMPA.

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  19. Fascinating and delightful!!! Thank you, and thank Sam.

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  20. Thank you so much for allowing us a peak into your workshop. Your blog and creations are such a delight..I always look forward to seeing a new post from you.

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  21. Congratulations! I'm writing to inform you that your blog has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 About.com Reader's Choice awards. Based on the nominations we received, Mouses Houses has made it onto the final ballot. Between now and March 8, our readers will be voting for their favorite blog on Google Blogger, and we'll announce the winner on March 15.

    To learn more about the awards program I'm running on the Google site, visit http://google.about.com/od/googlereviews/l/bl-readers-choice-2011.htm. To learn more about the overall awards program visit awards.about.com.

    Many companies choose to display a "finalist" badge on their website, so please let me know if you'd like me to email you the badge.

    Congratulations again on this recognition.

    Best,
    Marziah Karch

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  23. Thank you for sharing this video with us! It was great fun to see you "in action" :)
    Sorry that I had to remove my first comment but there was a huge spelling mistake and I just couldn't leave it like that :(

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  24. Wow! I just discovered your work through susan-mitchell.com. Cannot wait to see your book. I'm also a 3-D illustrator, though I work much flatter (no sets). It was very inspiring to see how you create your work (and also how you reuse sets and characters so you don't have to make backgrounds and figures 30-some times). I will send lots of other people to see your marvelous work and of course I'll get your book. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I read the comment (a few comments before this one) about your blog's nomination and just voted for you. Love your work. Thank you for your wonderful pictures :)

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  26. I watched this video with my kids. My daughter is actually nicknamed 'Miss Mouse' in our family. We'd love to see more videos in the future

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing your creative life with all of us. I can't wait to get a copy of your little book. I really enjoyed the video and seeing your workspace. I appreciate your allowing us into the privacy of your spot.

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  28. My English allows me to say: this is great!!!

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  29. Miss Maggie, Your world of mice is incredibly wonderful ( no big surprise ). I can't wait to own my very own copy, and share with all of my friends, both young & old. Thank you for putting so much into your project!!

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  30. "What do you think, Lily?" I asked my five year-old.
    "Cool and not cool."
    "Really? What was not cool about the video?"
    To which she replied, "Not cool...that it was short."
    :)

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  31. I do not wish to be a pest, honestly. But will you ever have any of your mice for sale? We have NO CATS in our home and it is very friendly here- lots of cheese available. Would you please let me know as my heart LOVES your Book and would now Cherish a mouse!!! Thank-you so so much! You can find me at marthaandjane.blogspot.com We have our own mice, Alice for one, who is having problems with her Tea Room at the moment. Thanks so so much, Gramma from Martha and Jane.

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  32. Thank you for putting your Blogspot info in the book. My Christmas present from my son & his wife was an Amazon.com giftcard and I purchased your book as one of my choices of children's books (my passion) to add to my collection. I take forever choosing my books and only now spent the gift card. The book is charming and reading it was delightful and will offer something different to see every time I read it. Thank you for the wonderful job you did on the book. It was fascinating to see your workshop. Thanks for having your son document it all. Looking forward to other books. You are a very clever artist. Love the mice characters....the baby is adorable!

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  33. Hi, i had heard about your work and projects...but only just today took the time to have a look! Absolutely amazing and soooo warmhearted and beautifully done! Thank you for sharing all this! I specially like the phot "dancing with Mama" ....so nice! Kind Greetings from Greece, Anne
    Ps. Would it be ok with you if i post about your work in my blog? That would be great!

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  34. I was brought to this blog by way of "Art Dolls Quarterly". I love what you do and will buy your book for my grandaughter, she'll love it. I live in Portland, Oregon also, I'm always exited to find another talented artist who lives here. Good luck to you and thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
    Janis

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  35. Oh my gosh! I started going back looking at old posts just enjoying your scenes and I found this video! Thank you for showing us your workshop! I really enjoyed it. Too fast, I was trying to see every detail! ;)

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