The order was for a little diorama for my customer's mother-in-law, who is housebound. I was given some ideas about the MIL's life and likes, and I went from there. This is what I came up with.
The customer said her MIL likes East Asian art and architecture, so she asked for a temple door and roof tiles.
The interior continues the theme, and includes a passport and map to reflect MIL's travels, the books she likes to read, and the coffee she likes to drink.
The otters in the photo have special significance, too, but the little felt slippers were a last-minute thing I added because the floor needed something. Squee!
I didn't glue down the itsy books, and one of them is a picture book with tiny photos from my own travels.
And one more -
I'm still working on my little Parisian café, mentioned in my last post. It's an even smaller scale, so it's challenging to fit in a tiny café bar, as well as an upstairs bedroom. I think this one's going to take some time! Here are some more in-progress photos.
|You know I'm making this because I want to live in a little place like this on the Left Bank.|
I should have called it Café Tout Wacky because the scale and perspective are going to be totally wack. I made a stack of espresso cups that are tiny, but too big for this place. Maybe I should add a bottle of absinthe to accentuate the twisting of reality!