October 29, 2011
Day 10: Halloween in Miniature 2011 - Visiting the Castle
Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Halloween In Miniature! (** Be sure to check in at Day 1.)
Guess you were left hanging yesterday.... heh-heh.
Did you hear that? I swore I heard yells....
Wait. Don't go down there!
Canadian miniaturist Karin Foster has been making minis for about three years and had attended a technique workshop at a NAME houseparty (Camp Mini HaHa) in Nova Scotia.
This project, it seems, had a mind of its own. "Prior to the actual workshop, I was all set to make it into a 12th century Knights Templar castle," she says. "I spent about three months thoroughly researching the era and having laser cut furniture designed for me by the late Shirley Blair ....all of which I have since sold.
"The window and door surrounds (with gargoyles etc) are ones I bought from Rik Pierce and that he uses in his 'Fair Rosamund's Bower.' However when I got home -- the workshop was only one week and I don't think that anyone actually finished it while there -- I started to complete it, and 'it' insisted on becoming a haunted castle. I worked on it every day for a solid month and completed it about one week before Halloween." Her daughter has the castle since Karin, unfortunately, doesn't have room for it.
** See Karin's mini tutorials and links
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