Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Mama mouse with newborn, sitting in one of a pair of armchairs I made. Standard dollhouse miniatures don't work for mice because their proportions are so different from humans.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
She is reading under an ancestral portrait, painted on an earring. The window is a glass button and the fireplace is carved from basswood.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This reminds me of an old goat cart my father used to pull us in when we were little. The cart is made out of a candy box.
This is a scene outside the gourd house..I made this maybe eight years ago. The mice are somewhat more primitive than the ones I'm making now.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I'm trying out a scene for a children's book illustration here. The house is made out of dictionary and book covers. Roof is an old calfskin toiletries case.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
learning to make chairs
This shows a week's evolution of mouse chairs. They're constructed out of old rulers, which are made from nice old VG fir, and easy to carve. I recently bought a miniature tablesaw so I'll be able to use more accurately milled wood, and the chairs will get less clunky.
The chairback on the far right is made from an earring.
This was in honor of my friend's 50th birthday. The cake stand is made from a part of a chess piece and a filagree earring. The swag is a strand of Pieris flowers.
Happy Birthday, Patty!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The pram is made from a walnut shell
with a hairpin handle. The wheels are
black wooden discs between clothing snaps and eyelets.
Close-up of a large gourd house. I carved the door and window from pieces of wood, and used some great hinges from a now defunct miniature store. Front step is half of a wooden box lid that I found at a thrift store.
Inside the gourd house. The other half of the lid forms the hearth.
little mouse alone
The mice are made out of felt and pipe-cleaners,
and their eyes are black beads
guitar playing mouse
An illustration of "The Ballad of Grace Darling":
"She pulled away on the rolling sea
over the waters blue,
'Help! Help!', she could hear the cry of the shipwrecked crew;
But Grace had an English heart
And the raging storm she braved,
'Help! Help!', came the desperate yelp,
And the crew she saved!"
mouse at home by the fire
mice horsing around
Mice in a jar
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