Tea was often served in the CRM drawing room. The furniture arrangement we see in photos these days shows a tea table and two chairs across from a built in sofa. Similar furniture pieces were part of my order from Pop-Up Cards in Scotland.
During our Eugene Miniatures Club meeting by Zoom I punched them out and did a dry fit. The next morning this is what I found on my desk…
I’ll be making a Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired room box as a platform for learning new skills. Last week I used the trace, print and cut capability on my Cameo 4. I continued to explore those capabilities, with the addition of some drawing this week.
I learned that the roses we attribute to Mackintosh are all in the “Glasgow Style” and many artists have created their own versions of the Glasgow Rose.
Years ago I visited the Hill House and was awestruck when I walked into the drawing room with its serene decor and bright southern exposure. I’ll recreate the ambiance with a sofa that has Glasgow roses on the back cushion. I found a closeup of the motif, but didn’t like it as much as some of the more stylized forms. I thought, I’ll try to create my own.
For years, I have had a love for the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh an artist and architect from Glasgow. I like his graceful forms arranged in unexpected ways. The stylized roses that he and his wife Margaret used are now seen in many applications. In fact, here are three instances in our master bedroom. So, when I was musing about a theme for my next project, it wasn’t a stretch to check out Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
My projects are often vehicles for trying out new materials or techniques. I’ve been intrigued with Deborah’s use of a laser cutting service for her Art Deco house. She started with a Popular Mechanics dollhouse plan which she reduced to half scale. She made a mockup of foam core and not wanting to hand cut the basic structure, she enlisted the help of a laser cutter. She used MS Word to draw patterns to the exact dimensions and the resulting “kit” is amazing.
My project will include creating patterns to send to a cutting service, possibly learning new software that is compatible with laser cutting, ordering the laser cutting, and extendIng my learning curve on my Cameo 4. I’m sure this will take a while; I hope you’ll come along for the ride.
I was in charge of the project for the March meeting of the Eugene Miniatures Club. It’s a challenge to come up with something appropriate for our membership with a span of skill levels. I opted for a potting bench that involved using basic tools and wood. It could be used in a variety of scenes.