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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Winter Tale

This is a fantasy piece I finished last month. It's called Winter Tale, and it's built in a framed box in 1/12 scale. It is a simple but mysterious piece. 



The travelers had been walking for hours, deep in the forest, and were lost. Just after darkness descended, they made out a faint light in a small clearing.



They were stunned when they rounded the bend and saw a lamppost, and a chair bundled in ornate silk, and upon the chair, a tiny fawn...



They could not take their eyes off the strange scene in front of them, so beautiful and magical, with no sound except the slight tinge of falling snow...




9 comments:

  1. Whoooa...is there more to this story or do we have to fill in the rest? Nice mystical scene!

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  2. Thanks grandmommy, yes that's the whole story... for now! I'm sure there's much more to it.

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    1. I will be paying attention...in the meantime I will continue with my own story LOL

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    2. I do think there are times when a snippet of a story is better left alone. It's like a good ghost story. There's all the suspense of something happening at the wrong place, unexpected, that you can't explain. But then when the explanation starts to become clear, the "edge" loses its impact. Sometimes it's best to leave the viewer thinking... what? A mystery, unsolved.

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  3. Hi, this is a beautiful piece, very atmospheric and mysterious indeed!

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  4. What a serene and atmospheric scene, Eric, it is enchanting! Regarding to the story.......well, I absolutely would like to hear more of it ;)!
    Have also you made the fawn? It's beautiful.
    Kind regards, Ilona

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    1. Thank you. I do think there is some advantage to not knowing the outcome. Why were the travelers there? Why were they lost? What brought about the clearing, with a lamppost and a fawn in a chair of silk? Why? Why? Why? Perhaps we'll never know. The fawn was made per specification for me by the great Elizabeth McInnis.

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  5. Wonderful scene! I really love this little doe. Threes look like real, fantastic job.
    Magda

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