I’ve been friends for quite a few years now with a wonderful artist I’ve never met in person. Sounds odd, doesn’t it? But it’s true. Here is the story: Nancy Bell Scott and I met through mail art, and we have exchanged artworks through the US Mail for some time. Next thing you know, we corresponded through email, and then…we are friends.
Before I go any further, take a look at her work. If you are like me, the glowing colors, the delicate papers, and the punctuation of the inked black lines will draw you in, again and again. I think you will also be interested in her use of asemic writing (it was through her work that I first heard of asemic writing, in fact). And I’d also like to say she gives her works the best titles ever – they are stories in themselves.
I made her a Tiny House not too long ago and sent it to her. Here are some photos. Here are views of the front, interior, and sides.
Here are some more shots of the interior:
And here are some angled shots of interior rooms. I know I am showing a lot, but I hope this way you can get a sense of how the decor appears in each room. With each wall that I construct, that is two surfaces to embellish (which suits me fine!)
A few more detail shots. I especially like the front door on this house. (You see it below as the orange rectangle. I used a hole puncher to make the array of holes (you might recognize the interior of the door in this way, in the earlier photos).
I think it would be fantastic to have a real door with small round windows scattered all over it like this.
I also like the roof – I used coffee holders for the roofing material.
How about a couple of views of the Tiny House 14 in an environment? Here it is on my desk:
And here it is out in the wilds of my back yard.
Well, that’s it for Tiny House 14, now settled in a new location. I hope it gives enjoyment for a long time.
Wow they really are tiny. Such an interesting post. So unique. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you. I love making these houses.
Another wonderful house! I love it in the grass. (K)
Thank you. Putting it outside like this reminded me of all the little houses we kids built out of discarded lumber way back when. All it needs is one of our little cars parked out front.
Yes, isn’t it wonderful in the grass? What a great photo. I’d never have thought of that, but now I won’t be able to resist bringing it outside with me on nice days. This Tiny House is so beautiful, inspiring, lively, and just plain fun that it sits in a central spot in our house where it is seen and enjoyed many times a day. Visitors love it also. Thank you again, Claudia, and for your kind words too.
P.S. All the photos in this post are fantastic.
Thank you on all counts. It was a pleasure for me to do this project start to finish. As for the outside version, when we were kids we built small towns out of discarded lumber and wood blocks outside under a tree, with our cars driving along on the city streets we made. So the TH just needed to go outside, I knew it!
Oh Claudia Nancy told me about the tiny house. I know she loves it. Who wouldn’t. Mt Hanks for sharing it.
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THank you. I love making these houses and it was especially wonderful to have the chance to make something for Nancy.
I really love the corrugated effect of the roof and, now that you have mentioned it, I too am very much enchanted by the thought of a door full of little round apertures through which I could peek. I can also imagine the effect of the light shining through the holes and making interesting illuminations in my hallway.
Thank you. I am still thinking about the idea of little openings like these, I do wish I could have a real door like this. I think the effect would just be lovely, night or day, inside or out.
Thank you. I especially liked making this one because I like the recipient’s work so much and how art connects us and fostered a friendship.
I ❤️ every bit of this post! Wow!! 👏👏👏
Thank you. I think this house turned out well and better still the recipient is pleased.
Thank you. This one was just a pleasure to make!
Anotherenchanting tiny house. 14 and counting. Perhaps you should aim to establish a village!?
I did take a look at Nancy Bell’s website and was, as you predicted, drawn in.
Thank you, the Tiny Houses have a sort of magic to them, I mean, the idea of them, and making them, don’t they? When I was young, we and our neighbors had a little village of houses and so on outside under a tree, made of scrap wood, and we drove our little cars around and so on. In summer it was quite hot and under the tree was a great place in the heat of the day when you didn’t want to be running around. I still remember this very clearly. And as for Nancy, her work always makes me marvel. She has done a series in which she uses only three pieces of paper for a collage (three scrappers, I think she calls them). It has occurred to me to think about trying the concept in fabric myself, and when I think of it with you, I envision all your stitching being involved too (not to tell you what to do!) Well, anyway, thank you for all your kinds words and the TH’s will keep marching on!
There is no doubt that tiny houses are magical. Glad you intend to keep making them. Love looking at them.
I am very glad you introduced us to Nancy’s collage work. Will keep looking at it — in awe and to learn from it.
Thank you. For everything you said!