Tuesday, December 30, 2014

HBS announces 2015 Creatin Contest - and it's modern and lovely!

Here it is:

Check it out:

I will be entering this contest, and I will not procrastinate, I will not procrastinate, I will not procrastinate.

Ornament Challenge

Mini Dork has challenged miniaturists to use a holiday ornament in a miniature scene. Here is her own very creative repurposing of an ornament into an overhead light:

(Check out her other photos at

Mini Dork says she was inspired by Emily's use of an ornament for an overhead light at

I am inspired by both, and I will be posting my scene with an ornament very soon. I did have to save the ornament from the little teeth of two of my roommates (it's not glass). They do not look guilty to me:

(Mugshot of Lily)

(Mugshot of Freddy)

And they are late on the rent to boot! (Lily, a Chijuajua-Italian Greyhound mix, moved in on November 7. She was a rescue dog, which means she rescued us.)

Wishing you only good things, Neen

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  1. I love when you enter the contests. You have amazing gumption and creativity. Your antique Radio house is a Deco Classic.
    Freddy looks guilty as can be...I'm just saying... Happy New Year CM

    1. CM, thank you for such a lovely, uplifting comment! I am so grateful for your friendship. You epitomize the creative and welcoming nature of the miniaturist community. Happy New Year to you and all of your assistants!

  2. Hi Neen! I think that you must be in 7th Heaven with the Creatin' Contest's structure for 2015! It has all of the clean lines that a modernist could desire. I wish you all of the best as you dive into the contest and I look forward to watching your project take shape. The Christmas ornament challenge, sounds interesting too. The overhead light that you show from Mini Dork is Genius! :D
    Have a Happy New Year!


    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      Thank you for your encouraging comment, I am really looking forward to working on this new miniature house! Mini Dork has enormous talent, I have admired her work for years (and yours),

      I hope you have a wonderful New Year!