The Joanna Fisher Dollhouse: Venetian Palazzo in Miniature
I was dazzled when I recently visited the Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle in New York City to see their new exhibition The Fisher Dollhouse: A Venetian Palazzo. I’m grateful for MAD Museum for supporting the miniature arts with a presentation in small scale every few years or so. I immediately headed to the top floor gallery space to see the miniatures show! I also had the opportunity to head back to the museum to meet Joanna Fisher for a livestream interview wh
Let's Meet The Guild!
Catch the replay from my Meet the Miniaturist: The Guild Edition held on Sunday, May 23, 2021. IGMA is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the fine art of the miniature We had a wonderful chat with the president of the Guild, Audrey Tripp and learned more about the early beginnings of the organization and why it's more important than ever to continue the mission to raise the level of awareness of this important art form. We also talked with other lead
Live MiniMeet Up Makes Minis Even More Fun
We had our first MiniMeet Up Instagram Live event on Friday, May 7 at 8pm ET and spent a few quick-moving minutes with a bunch of mini Instagrammers (pre-scheduled and randomly selected!) during the 30-minute broadcast. What a blast! Live MiniMeets are a really fun and a casual way to put faces behind some the accounts you follow (or need to follow!). Check out their latest projects and workspaces and to hear chats about all things miniature! More about live MiniMeet Ups on
2021 Virtual Tour: Denver Museum of Miniatures
Meet the miniaturist Wendy Littlepage, Executive Director of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys in Denver, Colorado. DMMDT was founded in 1981 by a group of artists, business owners and civic leaders. After a 2 year hiatus, the museum is now in a new, larger location and home to over 20,000 objects. Wendy will treat us to a virtual tour of the museum which includes an impressive assortment of doll houses, roomboxes and artisan miniatures. This should be super! Th
The Dollhouse Whisperer: Miniatures Make for Good Therapy!
The reasons why so many of us make miniatures vary widely. As a hobby, miniatures are engaging, enjoyable and a great way to direct inner creative energies. Some makers spend their time in this arts and crafts category to build, assemble and decorate a dollhouse or room box. Others enjoy the process of making tiny things while being part of a club or organization where there is collective camaraderie and shared community of like-minded folks with similar passions. Others tur
Meet the Miniaturist: Craig Labenz
We met up with Craig Labenz from Craig Labenz Miniatures for a special Saturday edition of Meet the Miniaturist/Furniture and Structure Edition on May 8 at 3pm. Craig is a freelance visual designer and WordPress developer who has had a passion for miniatures since he was a kid (sound familiar?). Craig's technical miniature making skills are unmatched. Most of his work centers around recreating period furniture, environments and other objects (metal work!) in fine scale. He is
Aerial Photographer Creates A Soaring High Miniature Utopia
Ognyan Stefanov is an accomplished aviation photojournalist and graduate of the prestigious National Academy for Theater and Film Art in his native town of Sofia, Bulgaria. His award-winning aerial photographs have been featured at exhibitions and appeared in numerous global publications. Stefanov has an impressive resume of roles including official photographer for the Bulgarian Air Force and exclusive photographer to the President of Republic of Bulgaria. He has also achiev
Meet the Miniaturist Nicholas Busch!
Our last live Meet the Miniaturist featured Nicholas Busch, from Nicholas Busch Photography on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Nicholas is a scale model builder from Davenport, Iowa with a background in portrait photography and the digital arts Nicholas has been honing his skills making scratch built miniatures over the past several years, mainly focusing on the fantasy genre, creating sets and structures in very small scale (1:35). He uses his photography skills to bring his miniatures