Thursday, April 9, 2009

In a World of Their Own

On Tuesday, eight ingenious and industrious students created their own miniature worlds in John McRae's "Wardian 'Glazed Glass' Garden" class. Using transparent sheets of mica, Dresden trim, turned wood, papier-mache boxes, and tiny flora and fauna, they constructed perfect little landscapes under ornate domes.

John says he loved the creativity that each student brought to her or his garden. One finished hers with a mica base so that she could view her scene from any angle. Another student brought a string of lilliputian lights and her landscape looked inhabited by fireflies or will o' the wisps. Pure magic!


The Joy of Nesting said...

These are so amazing and ever so beautiful. One of these days the Elfin Protector of Apprentice Artists may reward me with a class or 25 at the Castle!! :)

Thanks to Nancy for the wonderful pictures of the magic that is the Castle she posted on her blog!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh yes I saw them all on Ulla's blog and was amazed by the beauty and by John's talents!n He's so inspring!

Sending you very happy Easter wishes from Germany dear Karima!

Fröhliche Ostern!


d.Sharp said...

Love these!

Hey Karima, thank you for your comment. Next visit will be longer - more time in the Bay Area, so we will catch up.

Glad to hear you are taking care. Wishing you and your fam the best.

Send me an email if you get a chance - the address via your comment at my blog bounces back.