Category: "Animals"

Grover

by brae  

There's a new bird in my collection.  :D  It's becoming rather a zoo around here.  This is Grover, and he is a Great Horned Owl made by tmd_art on eBay.

The feathers are so well done and true to life.  Looks like he's found a rather good perch on the railing of Roland's Retreat.

Even the box he came in is a work of art.  :D

Halloween Eve 2016

by brae  

I have something else planned for a Halloween post, but a recent acquisition calls for its own feature.

These adorable bats and tree are the work of Olga Proshina.  One has open wings.

The other is wrapped up tight.  :]  Both have super cute expressions and are removable from the tree, so they can be used in other scenes.

The moon is Uncle Milton's Moon in My Room.

Names!  I forgot to ask their names.  How rude, but I was so excited!  :D  They are Lucius (wrapped tight) and Igraine (open wings).

Bird perches

by brae  

I re-purposed two House of Miniatures kits for Clyde and Sam -- a bookstand and pedestal desk.  I've kept the tops for other uses.

I finished them in dark walnut with a satin varnish.  Pretty birdies!

To make the perches, I used pieces from the old tree branch I used in The Artist's Studio.  The wood is stained to match.

Now I can have them on the bookshelf instead of packed away in their boxes.  :D

Skeleton flamingos

by brae  

Who doesn't love a kitschy lawn ornament or three?  :D

Saved from a life as discarded swizzle sticks, these flamingos now have an undead existence in the Haunted Heritage lawn.

I've listed the extras in my etsy shop.  :]

Three and a half months left...

by brae  

There are roughly three and a half months left to the deadline, and this is the time when I usually get impatient and want to reveal what I'm working on.  :D  Even Roland is sneaking about trying to see inside.

This is also the point where my long lists of to-do items get more serious and things start falling by the wayside, things I won't have time to add and things I've changed my mind about for the final look.  I have one more week off from work planned later this season, but I'll try to keep motivated to do at least one thing a day whether it's painting a trim or researching a solution.

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