Friday, September 4, 2009

Collections
We collect lots of things around here as you probably know. One of the odd things we collect is miniatures from the 1930s through to the 50s. Doug started to collect them because they are great reference for drawing. They are fun to collect and they are very popular when we have kids come to visit! This is a group of my favourites. The two girls with the horse are made of hard rubber, the horse is metal. I'd better get them back into Doug's studio before he notices they are missing!



These other miniatures here are from a book called Counter Culture by Louise Fili and Steven Heller. It's a great little book with wonderful photography.

6 comments:

marzi said...

the guy with the umbrella and the lady that looks like she's typing are fantastic! i would love to have those in my collection!

Cathe said...

Love the collection, Fiona! Among other things, I collect tin toys. I love those fun wind up ones!

cartolina said...

So glad you like these - some people think they are creepy - i think they're very cool - you guys have such good taste!
Thanks for your comments - have a great weekend!
Fiona

ks said...

i love these! i love his books, and her work is amazing too.
these remind me of chris van allsburg drawings--

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

THese are wonderful! What a lovely blog you have!

Brittany Noel said...

Love these! Especially the woman at the desk and the guy who has his very own lawn.

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