Saturday, October 26, 2019

It's a small world

I resisted dioramas for a really long time.

I liked the way they looked, but I didn't want to deal with them. They were too big, too bulky and too hard to store and transport. Plus, I was doing just fine without them.

Then I bought a really nice Bill Duncan sleigh from Tiffany. She offered to lend me a white, sparkly, "snow cloth" to go with it, but I thought the sleigh deserved better. I made a winter road diorama, and showed in several classes at last year's Rocky Mountain Spring Fling. I've been low-key thinking about new dioramas ever since.

Shortly before the Jennifer Show, Erin Corbett mentioned that she was thinking about selling her Tabletop Studios pond diorama. Kim and Kathi Haymond's props are the gold standard of hobby excellence. I immediately decided I needed a pond. Here it is in the Scene class with Erin's Treats?!?
And here it is without a horse.
All the little details are amazing. I love the fish in the water...
and the cattails growing along the shore. 
Another big bonus is that it came in its own custom storage box. It's still big and bulky, but this makes storage and transportation a lot easier.
But that's not all...
photo by Elaine Lindelef
I also came home with a second diorama.
This was an unexpected and very generous gift from Allie Davidson. 
This is one of several dioramas she built to use at the Jennifer Show.
I love it.
I love this one, too.
I resisted dioramas for a really long time, but now those days are over. Viva les dioramas!

6 comments:

  1. I love using dioramas. These are wonderful! Congratulations!

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  2. I'm hooked on them. One of these days I'll run out of room. I'm glad you're enjoying the under trestle/bridge... not sure what to call it. It's one of my favorites that I've made so far.

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