Would love to be working on finishing the characters in The Old Misery and get it shelved happily in the sitting room, but am totally committed to the task at hand of helping out on a much-needed project for the next weeks.
However, butterfly-mind is always flapping its wings and as all jobs have their brain down-time moments and bits of the thought process go wandering off into speculation of possibilities of this and that while your hands carry on with a task, I’ve pondered on where to ‘go’ from here.
No doubt like most of us we all have been thinking on much more important and vital subjects that come under that heading, far more urgent than the hobby of mini-ing but, the hobby being lightweight means it’s easy to let the mind fly pleasantly rather than fall into the deeper problems hanging over us, at least for a short time.
Amongst the lighterweight wonderings, I can’t help but ‘design’/speculate about my next projects.
I’ve become very enamoured of Book Nooks – the mini scene type, not the cosy corners for reading of the same name; though at least two of my mind cloud designs involve one of the latter encased within the former 🙂
A mix of Book Nooks of the mini variety and real books and book shapes transformed one way or another and a second selection of the same so you will know what I’m waffling about.
I’ve already built a project within a book shape but I used a book box to house it. It has a Steampunk theme based on the idea of words being mechanically destroyed and produced as cogs in the machine. The paperwork the machine is fed is a copy of some of Charles Babbages Difference Engine design 🙂
Back to thinking onwards
A feature of many of the Book Nooks is the use of angled mirrors to repeat one of the walls and produce the illusion of a larger and longer space, possibly curving away from the viewer.
All this fluttering brain unfornuately distracting to my concentration has produced very vague plans for a cross between Book Nook and Room Box involving the mirrors and angles. The intention is to try to make what is a single box, extend beyond itself just that little bit further. Mostly this can be done with a staircase or door to nowhere for instance, but might be given an extra boost with a mirror and and the very least it would be interesting to give it a go and find out.
It would be nice if that, in turn, could be combined with the idea of the slimmer shape of the Book Nook; the finished article slipping neatly between neighbouring books on the shelf for its nesting place. A sort of Book Nook meets Room Box job.
Probably won’t do any of it but it is great to muse and imagine and sneak off for a little play now and again.
Greetings on returning home
Mother figure in another room?
Or is she?
Needs a fair bit of working on and thinking through – if only I could find where I’ve cleverly placed my basket of bought-in stairs and doors to try out for a more convincing result perhaps? Certainly if I do go down this road I reckon the whole experiment will end up being a full sized, though small, room box rather than the narrowed space I’ve provided here.
Here’s a few links to entertain you in passing – I hope you enjoy (ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥
James Henry – Making a Book Nook:
The things folk manage to do to books themselves – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/601230618979785147/
A site with the full-sized use of the phrase Book Nook
ie a nook in which to sit and read