Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Back to My Roots

One of the the things that I enjoy about making miniatures is incorporating my experiences into the kits that I design. Before we moved from Wisconsin to California, I visited my mom, who still lives on the crop farm where I grew up. I wanted to channel the feelings that I had about the family farm into a creative outlet.

On the family farm, my father farmed corn and soybeans. Under his patient guidance, I learned – among many things – how to drive tractors. I also learned that corn should be "knee high by the Fourth of July" (this was before the days of plant genetics)!  It was these memories that I channeled into creating our first farm-inspired kit, A Bushel and a Peck.

Recently, I've re-visited my farm roots to create The Farm Stand kit. I hope that it brings a bit of joy and a feeling of nostalgia to other miniature enthusiasts.

The Farm Stand, a quarter scale (1:48) Kit.

The Farm Stand is shown with the Farm Stand Accessories Kit.