Due to a pinched nerve in my neck these past few weeks, I haven't been able to do much miniature work lately. Fortunately I recovered enough to enable me to teach my miniatures class this past weekend. More on that later this week because today I wanted to show you a few miniature links I found in magazines lately.

In 'The World of Interiors' August 2009 issue there was an article about the writer and artist Denton Welch, who found a lovely 18th century house in a friend's cellar and decided to restore it. The house is now in the collection of the Museum of Childhood in London. Click here for the link. On the website you will find may more dolls houses from their collection.

Denton Welch with dolls house. Photo from 1937 by Gerald Mackenzie Leet (The World of Interiors August 2009)

In the September 2009 issue of The World of Interiors an auction of handmade doll's houses from Transylvania is mentioned, to be held on September 16th at Few & Far in London. Although in the magazine there is a lovely picture of a dolls house, I couldn't find any further information online. Here is the link to Few & Far.

In the August issue of the Dutch magazine 'Linda' I found two miniature references. The first one is a cute and simple dolls house for children made from cardboard, available from Wannekes.
The second one is about artist Tracey Snelling, who uses miniature scenes as art installations. Probably too late to go see them at gallery Cokkie Snoei in Amsterdam (until September 1st), but hopefully the photographs will still be available at the website here.

Photo from the website of gallery Cokkie Snoei. Artist: Tracey Snelling
After a wonderful vacation it is back to every day life again. I've spent some time in France where amongst other things, I visited Monet's house and gardens in Giverny. Thanks to a post Karin Corbin did a few weeks ago I realised this would fit in perfectly with my travel plans.

Monet's House in Giverny

In the huge gift shop at the house I found a few miniatures for sale. I apologize for the quality of the pictures. Whether or not the quality of the miniature scenes is worth the €160,- is up to you. (Just to clarify, I did not buy these scenes).

Monet's Yellow and Blue Dining Room in miniature

Monet's Kitchen in Giverny in miniature

As you can see in the first picture and the one below I am very particular about colour and like to dress my son to the occasion. I planned my son's outfits ahead of time so he wouldn't look out of place LOL

Colours of the Normandy coast