If you ever happen to come to Southern Arizona, you should definitely visit The Mini-Time Machine : Musseum of Miniatures. For one reason or another, we seemed to have only ended up there last Saturday, (Yes, this entry has been sitting here unfinished for almost a week! The Horror! ) one of our last weekends here in AZ, but once inside, we immediately wished we had come here sooner with more time on our hands.
The museum features a few different collections and displays, who's level of detail and craftsmanship is hard to imagine. Take the images below for instance... A photograph doesn't do justice to the intricacy, nor is it evidence of the fact that this particular ornate room takes up less than a square foot of space.
Needless to Say, my favourite part of the whole tour was the enchanted realm, featuring Disneyland, wintertime wonderland, sleepy hollow, fairies, dragons, trolls, and critters etc, all perfectly enchanting and impressive within their own magical settings!
I came back from it all kinds pf inspired! i felt like i could do all sorts of imagery! I had all these ideas bubbling through my head. I've been meaning to start practicing and making cut-able designs for when i eventually get my Silhouette CAMEO end of this year... and I wanted to build up a personalized image library to use until then, for which I've been seriously attempting anything i'm designing from the POV that it needs to be cut and layered on paper. Which is probably where the problem is, because i'm probably thinking too much in terms of construction that the actual design is neglected in retrospect. But I'm still hopeful that i will ultimately get the hang of it. Hats off to all those seriously talented people on the web, who's turn to do's to done's every day!
Here's what I thought I will do. Each weekend, until October, I will put up a package of things I've designed up on the site. These will constitute of 1 freebie, which will be available for download to anyone who drops by on the blog, and 1 giveaway, a singular or set of digital graphics which maybe both clipart or svgs, whatever tickled my fancy over the week. More details tomorrow when we visit the Orient!
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