Makers culture

One Step Forward, Two Steps back…

An update on the work on my entry for the Flower Show. My original title was “Sprout’s Greenhouse: Revenge of the Mandrakes” and it was going to feature crazy little mandrakes running around wreaking havoc on the greenhouse from Harry Potter. I am still doing the greenhouse (as you will see below) but I am […]

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Lights, lighting, almost lit

I need to light my museum display cases, especially since last year my lighting was criticized (including by the judges) So, I met a nice man at Philadelphia Miniaturia who sold me all sorts of little LED light that I think will work in the cases. Now I have to figure our how to put […]

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Lucky finds at the miniature show

One of the artifacts that I hoped to make for my Hawaiian Culture museum was a miniature replica of a feathered cloak that for years was displayed in the Penn Museum. Here is what the cape (called ‘ahu ‘ula) looked like when it was displayed (see the museum website). Sadly, the entire Polynesia display has […]

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