I actually started my miniature book career as a collector of micro-miniatures books. I was populating the shelves of my (unfinished) dollhouse and the gap between what I wanted and what I could afford led to the wild idea that I could make them myself. Still, I ended up with some lovely micros by Robert Massman, Booksby Press, Barbara Raheb, Miriam Irwin, and Barbara Brear.
When I began, I made books just above 1″, and the books got larger as I got more ambitious and wanted to cram as much detail into them as I could. I still make micro-miniature versions of the ones that are simple enough to undergo the shrinking process, and I’ve just added a few more to the line-up:
I also made a micro version of Sailing To Byzantium, which I forgot to photograph before I mailed it out to a long-time pal and collector, but I’m making several copies this afternoon in anticipation of the Good Sam Show next week. I’m thinking of others I might shrink.
I also made some display tables for the show, and some empty glass display vitrines that I might sell empty:
And a tiny tellurion in a lizard-skin case:
And a mightily complicated naturalist’s trunk:
and a couple of globes inspired by the story of Baba Yaga, who lived in house that sat on a giant chicken foot:
They’re offset so they can stand against a wall of against each other. The leather on the stands is chicken, of course.
I’m also taking some globes with me to sell individually so people can use them for their own purposes. When I come home, it will be time to think about the Sari book and the end-of-year book – this will be the 10th year of the Bo Press, so it will have to be something spectacular!