This year is the 100th Anniversary of World War 1 and it will be remembered and commemorated, with reflection and respect.
Already many strands of the media have focussed on these years and the miniature world has been paying its tributes as well. I have been mentioning a 'secret project' for some time now -and it's great to be able to reveal it at last.
My colleague in Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops is Celia Thomas, also a great mate, and we were delighted to be commissioned by DOLLS HOUSE AND MINIATURE SCENE MAGAZINE to create a very special large scene as a 'how to' project as part of their commemorations.
It was important to us that it should above all be respectful and poignant and acknowledge the emotion of the moment. We took enormous care and thoroughly researched all aspects and, as we do in all our workshop projects, used readily available materials so that it would have appeal to miniaturists of all abilities.
In the many hours we spent working on the scene it became very much a labour of love.
As we often do, we created a story......an elderly gentleman, sometime in the early 1970s, returns to the scene of his youth - what was then a battlefield.
Beneath his feet are the long derelict remains of an Officers dugout and trenches..........
He remembers the young man he was - so many years ago......and those friends who did not return home.
We leave him to his thoughts, in the field of poppies that have grown up to cover the scars of conflict.
To view the entire scene, the derelict dugout, the remains of the trench and the poppy field please take a look at our video, which has been brilliantly created for us by Celia. Put your speakers on and view best in full screen.
The project will be in AUGUST 2014 Issue of Dolls House and Miniature Scene, available on 26th June and at least one further issue - already there have been some great smaller projects on the theme in earlier issues, well worth catching up with.
We are both very proud and delighted that the actual scene will be on show at THE THAME MUSEUM, Oxfordshire from Saturday 3rd May until 20th August as part of their World War 1 Exhibition.
Thank you for looking