The problem with workshops is that generally there are several that I want to take at the same time. A few years ago, I had signed up for one at Lakeland, Florida. After I had signed up for one, I found another one I wanted to take. I kept leaving one workshop and taking pictures of the next workshop to get an indication of what it took to get it done. Pat Gazie is a great miniature artist and I took her project home and it sat on a shelf for quite some time. When I got ready to make it, my pictures really weren't enough. Pictures did help a little but most of it was trial and error and several phone calls to Pat. Some of it I totally reworked and I am really happy with it.
Christmas eve has always been a great holiday. Sometimes more celebrated than Christmas day. I wanted this room to be elegant, comfortable and lots of interesting things to look at. Let me know if you think I succeeded.
It has a great couch, and chair. There were to be several columns in the room and I apparently have NO knack for making columns and after fussing with them for what seemed like a very long time, I decided against making them. Glad I did. Gives a really good view of the tree and the corner when I have table and chair.
I would generally have more than one item on the mantle, but I thought the Santa looked quite content being by himself.
The scene is 1/12 scale and about 12 x 12 inches. I have it covered with a plastic container that keeps all the dust from settling on the scene.
Brings back lots of happy memories.