Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wizards Gather Here Signpost

Goodness, it's been a while since I've blogged! Been spending too much time on my miniature sets for a web series I'm working on, and not enough time sharing on here. Don't forget you can always see what I'm up to by clicking over to my other blog.

One of my favourite clients brought me such a fun commission last Friday - a spooky signpost which reads 'Wizards Gather Here'. I was delighted to make it. It's a little smaller than half inch (1:24) scale at her request and measures 2.5 inches high.
The base has faux moss and other foliage as well as glow-in-the-dark toadstools.

I took inspiration from Walt Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' (1937) when I decided to include a carved owl design. Scroll down for some 'Snow White' stills which influenced me.

'Wizards Gather Here' Signpost

On researching owl designs from 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' (which I knew I had remembered seeing) I came across a blog (here) which looked into Disney's use of owls in the film more closely... interesting stuff. Last image is from his blog highlighting the owls.

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  1. Thats wonderful Caroline. I love the Snow White owls and Im hoping to make the ones for my Snow White staircase like in your pic! Bet your customer is thrilled. Kate xxx

  2. What a beautiful owl sign!! :)

    Hugs Jollie