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Monday, March 10, 2014

An Artist and Dining in Greens

A few great artists have been highlighted on this blog. I see so many extraordinarily  talented miniaturist, I decided I would like to highlight them on a regular basis.

Because of his last post, I felt he HAD to be the first one on my list. He is such a humble and positive person. Many of us have had the pleasure of his support as a follower on our blogs. When I visit his blog, I realize whatever project I am working is not quite finished. His work challenges me to work just a little harder.

 I constantly tell him, whenever I see anything he is working on, I get a lump in my throat. It is like looking at a classic piece of art!

He was also the winner of my "guess how much this dollhouse cost" contest.

I introduce to you: GIAC of :

 http://englishmanordollhouse.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-art-gallery-and-hell-ceiling.html

Enjoy!
 
To show you how much influence Giac has had on me, you will see the changes I am making all through all of my houses.  I realized there was a lot more to do in one of my dining rooms. I decided to keep the green color scheme it came with. The door frames will be added soon.  Most of my houses are pre-made, so that overhang on the left was already there . I refer to myself as the HGTV of dollhouses which means I have to figure out how to make this better! lol.
 
Now, I can't decide what size crown molding I should add. In my mind, it seems it should be the same size as the extension on the left because it looks lopsided. At the same time, I believe I have seen rooms with two different sized crowns in the same room. Both the ceiling medallion and crown molding will be gold. 
 
Once the molding is figured out I will add more wall d├ęcor and the other accessories I have.

This table is too small. It is just to give me an idea of what I want there. The next time you see this room, it will be very different. The more I look at it the more new ideas I get!
 
This is one of the patterns of molding I have.
 None are as deep as the overhang on left.
 
The closer I look and the better the lighting I am beginning to feel the carpet color is a bit off.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 





































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24 comments :

  1. It's great with all the inspiration we get from all our sweet blog friends Fine images. Enjoy.
    Hugs
    Wyrna.

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    1. Hi Wyrna!
      Yes, I would be sitting here staring at my projects a lot of the time if I didn't get inspiration from all of you!

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  2. Yes, Giac is such a humble and positive man, I agree with you. He loves sharing his ideas and miniature on his blog with us :D! He now enjoys a holiday with his friend.
    I wish I could write better in English, then I would do that too. But I am still learning a lot by reading all of your foreign blogs, it takes me a lot of time to do, but I love it ;).
    Regarding your room: I can't see the overhang very well, but maybe you can put a crown list on the overhang and work with the same model of crown lists around the room? I hope you know what I mean? My poor English is not enough to make myself clear, so please, don't get me wrong, I try to help.
    I think the carpet color is fine, but personally I think the dessin is a bit crowded (I don't know how to say this in correct English) I hope I didn't offend you? Please, you really have to tell me if I have said too much, I don't want to be a wiseacre...... If I do, please remove this comment, okay?
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Hi there Ilona,
      I don't think you know how important your opinions are to me! I understand what you are saying. I think the carpet is making the room look to crowded. I thought about putting some crown on the overhang...I will see how that looks. :-)

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  3. thank you for posting this, I wavered about fixing my first roombox, it didn't turn out the way I wanted it too and I really wasnt happy with it so I think it's time for a redo. I agree with your post about Giac He is a wonderful person and I get so many wonderful ideas from him (and from other Mini artist too..dont want to leave you guys out while Im gushing) I'll be watching to see what you do to your room.

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Hi Steinworks,
      We are lucky to have people who push us to use our talents more fully. It doesn't matter what their ability level. Even the novice can be encouraging! I have removed everything from the dining room and starting over. I think it can look better. So I will do better!

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  4. I think it is a great idea to introduce and present the people and blogs we all admire! Giac is very special and i fully agree with you!! :)

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    1. Hi Anna,
      Yes, Giac's work can make you become a mini groupie! LOL

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  5. I think your room looks great! I keep expecting someone to walk through the door with a serving tray full of food :-).

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    1. Oh Kat,
      Thank you! I promise it will be even better...a tray of food...hmmmm...

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  6. I agree Giac is very special so talented yet so sharing and encouraging. Your room is lovely I like the green. I am looking forward to seeing what you do to this room.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Hi Maria!
      Thank you! Yes, he is a really humble guy. I have already removed the carpet and switched out the draperies will I will show soon. :-)

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  7. Giac is a amazing miniature artist who inspires to create esquisite period pieces and of course hes a wonderful person ;)

    I think your decisions on decorating are wonderful, I do love the green as a classic color and I actually have that same top molding it looks wonderful as a crown molding!

    Your room already looks classy and whatever details you add will just make it more so ;)
    hugs, js

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    1. Hi Jane!
      Thank you for your sweet compliments!I aspire to be as good as Giac one day. Have you ever seen the cakes he bakes? Awesome!

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  8. Great to see what you are doing and thanks for posting that link. I've found a new resource!

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  9. Hi Muff!
    Thanks I have several great folks lined up. You will love Giac's work!

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  10. He is amazing and so much detail! It truly amazes me to all the artisan who work in miniature. I'm trying to motivate myself to make food in 1:6 scale, lol. I love see your works in progress too. It doesn't matter if your houses or pre fab or not, I love the ideal your are doing them! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hi Brini!
    Yes, he is amazing! I have made some foods. Just remember it might not come out well the first few times. I plan to showcase some really expert mini food artists too!

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  12. Lovely shout out to Giac. His talent is endless and truly inspiring. Very nice of you to feature him.

    I have a personal request for you... could you add "Follow by Email" to your blog? I wrote a tutorial about it at the link below, but it basically allows people to sign up on blogger and every time you post something, they will automatically get it sent to their inboxes. You don't have to do anything other than add the blogger gadget.

    http://modernminihouses.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-to-add-follow-by-email.html

    I have a hard time going and visiting blogs so I miss a lot of your posts, but if you add "Follow by Email" I'll never miss a single one. :D

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    1. Hi there Mini Dork!
      It was a pleasure to highlight Giac. If you look waaaay at the bottom of all of the posts you should see the gadget for follow by email. Please let me know if it is not working!

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    2. D'oh!! Sorry, by bad. I found it. And more embarrassing, I was already signed up. I accidentally had them filtered to a folder I wasn't checking with other newsletters (coupons and stuff). I found the emails and moved them to my inbox so I'll actually see them. It's as if I've never used a computer. Thanks and have a great weekend!!

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  13. Hey Mini Dork!
    I am glad you not only found it! Now we will be in touch more often. This will be a mini weekend for me so hope I end up with something to share. :-)

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  14. Wow he really is good! It seams i have a lot of work cut out for me haha i love your room to mabey it has something to do with the fact that i love green? Haha keep it up!

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It is fun hearing from all of you!