EXTREME CUTE ALERT: 185 Reasons To Go To ‘The Miniature Show’
[From the Archives, written in ] If you are a lover of anything miniature, you should be in Chicago next week.
If you’ve never been to a miniature show, this will totally blow your mind.
If you’ve never been to this kind of high-caliber miniature show, this will totally open your mind.
I am thrilled to have been invited to The Miniature Show at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg just outside of Chicago from April 20 to the 22nd. I’m one reason – the other 184 reasons are the miniaturists from all over the world (!) that will be vending along with me, or represented in the show through Swan House Miniatures.
Here are some of my top reasons why you should come and enjoy The Miniature Show along with me:
- Perfection in miniature. Do you love to get new things? Brand new, never “used?” Like that new car,
but after a about a year it doesn’t look so new anymore? How about your house? Same thing right? Well, with miniatures, you can have that level of perfection ALL THE TIME. Anything you want too. Anything. It’s out there in miniature. See the perfect miniature work of Jim Pounder here, he’ll be at next week’s The Miniature Show too.
- Fantastic fantasy. You can have it all in small. If it’s really well-done, precise and clever, all fantasy in miniature can enchant because it looks so realistic. Believability can be sustained, if only for a moment. It’s awesome. How about a miniature table with chicken legs from Jason Getzan, see them here. One inch tall fairies by Penny Thomson here. Both Jason and Penny will be at The Miniature Show too.
Miniature food that looks SO perfect, you can smell it. No joke. The realism is so awesome, it tricked my mind into thinking that I could smell whatever miniature food I was looking at. Carl Brondson is one of “those” miniaturists here.
- New ideas, techniques and insight. Saved the best for last! By looking at other people’s miniature work, you can’t help but get different insights, new ideas and learn different techniques that will help you in your own work. You will be inspired to raise your own bar and try new things just by being around the experts. Here are all of the top miniaturists that you’ll be witnessing: see the complete list here.
Not Convinced Yet?
How about TWO MORE miniature shows happening at the same time with FREE shuttles going to back and forth every day to all three shows? There’s the Chicago International Show and the 3 Blind Mice Show. I told you it was a miniature mecca.
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