In order to be eligible for the giveaway, all you need to do is, 1. Be a follower of this blog, and 2. Leave a comment on any post that I put on the blog before midnight, February 20, 2013 (starting with my previous post). My mother will dedicate the painting to you, and the provenance of the painting will include your name.
My mother is a professional artist, here are a few of her miniature paintings:
Her signature and title of the painting are on the back
of the canvas.
Undersized Urbanite Dollhouse Update
Unfortunately, I have not been able to advance very far on the Art Deco house, but here are a few ideas I have been playing with.
First, I purchased some small Harlequin dolls on eBay,
They did not look very distinguished (or happy) as clowns, so I have begun their transformation,
One of these ladies will live in the Art Deco House (with 1920s or 30s clothes of course). Along these lines:
(But happier, I hope.)
I will have more photos of the house soon. It now has two stories and will look like a combination of these inspiration houses:
Did you know?
I am not the only "architect" inspired by 1930s' radio designs. Eritrea's capital, Asmara, has over 400 Art Deco buildings that were built during the final years of Italian colonial rule. One of those buildings is the "Bar Zilli" building which was built to imitate a 1930s Art Deco radio with windows made to look the tuning knobs of a radio.
Like the first story, front windows of my Art Deco house,
Last but not least
Modern is modern is modern
For a look at some beautiful Art Deco miniature furniture, visit Cyd's fabulous blog. And here is Cyd's amazing entry in HBS's 2013 Creatin Contest:
For a look at some of other marvelous entries in this contest, visit MiniDork's cutting edge, modernist blog. Here, by the way, is her incredibly beautiful, modern entry in the same contest from last year,
Wishing you only good things, Neen