ON THE COVER:Details from “Garden of Allah,” a 1:12 scale, 3-D rendering of the Maxfield Parrish painting by Nancy Quinby of Nantasy Fantasy, Eastlake, OH. Mrs. Quinby calls the roombox a “labor of love” that reproduces the original circa-1918 lithograph of the painting that hung over her grandmother’s mantel and now belongs to her. See the complete “Garden” and many other delights from the Chicago shows in our coverage starting on pg. 50. Photo by Michael Puff.
22 The Bright and the Beautiful
By Stephanie Finnegan
Artists turn on their creative juices to make innovative lamps and fixtures.
27 Miniatures: All in the Family
By Christine A. Verstraete
A look at two mother-daughter partnerships
38 Continuing Education
By Amy Marshall
The Sachar’s embrace of miniatures is just another step in their lives of accomplishment.
50 The 2006 Chicago International
By Penny Herbst
A look back at the world’s biggest miniature show.
54 Show Report: Independent Miniature Artisans Show
By Martha Puff
57 Show Report: Windy City 2006
By Martha Puff
30 The Gardener’s Shed, Part 2
By Joann Swanson
The remainder of this treat for green-thumbed miniaturists.
42 Make an Antique Car
By Ruth Flewelling Lesbirel
A Father’s Day present from Magnolia Hall.
02 Editor’s Note
- 08 Nutshell News—Orlando Festival of Miniatures
- 10 Letters to the Editor
- 11 Kit Review
- 12 New Products
- 14 Display Case
- 16 Vintage Discoveries
- 18 Beyond Kits
- 20 Small Steps— Frames for Working Miniature Petit Point
- 59 Web links
- 61 Calendar
- 62 Advertising Index
- 63 Classified Ads
- 64 Workshop Diaries