Inner Walls

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The interior walls of the 2016 build are exposed brickwork, which will be whitewashed, with star-shaped tie irons from Old Mountain Miniatures. The bricks are all salvage from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. More than this is not known.

10 thoughts on “Inner Walls

  1. Sheila says:

    Love the brickwork.

    I’m also constantly amazed that none of the amazing miniaturists I follow have trouble with their cats stealing their supplies! Mine would be all over that house, rubbing and trying to gnaw on the bricks.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, Sheila! My work table is usually too cluttered for cats to get up there.
      Miniature needlepoint or needlefelting, that’s another story. The grey one loves to watch and “help”. The other day I lost a hank of floss from the Janet Granger tea cozy, and after looking *everywhere* in my studio, found it on the cat, sleeping on the living room couch :/

  2. Bennie says:

    I love the story behind it with the salvaged bricks, great brickwork so far, can’t wait to see more as you continue!

    • Nancy Enge says:

      I had just seen an article in the SF newspaper with some amazing shots of people carting away the rubble in wagons. I love the idea of the bricks and stones living on in new structures. Which are now old, but still being remodeled to be functional :) Thanks, Bennie.

  3. Morgen says:

    Love the brick work. It’s so much fun watching your transformations. I’m jealous of your ability to just “do”. Maybe it’s because I’m new at all of this, but I agonize over everything.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, Morgen! I’m just coming off a series of ambitious work deadlines, so I’m a little revved up, and motivated to *use* this time while I have it. I also did a lot of thinking/daydreaming and filled pages and pages with notes and sketches, which all precedes *do*. And for me, I learn by doing, so… :)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, BW! I’m going for a once-was-something-else configuration, and planning on using some of that oak stock I was gifted (roughed up) for the really old beams. The bricks are from HBS/miniatures.com (http://www.miniatures.com/Authentic-Used-Bricks-P17713.aspx). I think they’re made from plaster. The brand is Andi Mini Brick & Stone from Williamstown, Vermont. And I think HBS’s sister site carries additional colors of the bricks, too.

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