Dr. K’s Award Winning Miniature Work for the Philadelphia Flower Show
After blogging about all the miniatures at the Philadelphia Flower Show this year, I thought you may want to see the Best of Show Miniature Setting up-close and almost personal. Louise Krasniewicz, aka Dr. K, did an outstanding job this year – wait, doesn’t she always do an outstanding job on all her miniatures? Lol!
But I’m not sure if Louise will brag as much about her work as I will – and I wanted this for my Fellow Miniature Gardeners that receive my Mini Garden Gazette for March – so here it is in its delicious detail. Click to enlarge the photos.
If you are on a phone and looking at this, you will want to see it on a bigger screen. It’s marvelous!
See the little basket for the dog? They would lower him down to do his business.
Every architectural detail was carefully aged to look worn and weathered.
The alley. Note the gas meter on the wall on the left. Love the concrete retaining wall with the rusted fence on top.
The sculptress’ studio. We followed Louise’s progress on her Miniature Settings blog throughout the past year. It was fun to see her ups and downs, her perseverance paid off twofold.
Here is Louise’s blog – it’s all about the Miniature Settings Exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Louise made the antennae, the pigeons were perfect. See the hosiery & brassiere on the clothesline above the window?
Meticulous detail. Enlarge any area and you’ll discover more.
There is perfection in imperfection when it comes to miniature scenes.
Despite the limited amount of garden space in this scene, Louise still used over 40 different kinds of plants.
Can you tell that she just loves movies? Note the lighting in the window scenes too.
Paying attention to the details that are not readily seen is an important part of the realism. And it forces the viewer further into the scene, extending the enjoyment and the enchantment.
Louise nailed the detail in each window, capturing the different personalities of the tenants.
I recall reading on Louise’s blog how she fought the blinds a bit – but she didn’t compromise until she found what worked. I love that they are not perfectly straight.
You can see a behind the scenes view from last year’s blog here. Scroll down to the end of the blog to see behind-the-scenes of Louise’s “The Birds” display, for 2014.
Why would she leave her purse behind? If you look closer, you can see her ring…
The Ring post from Louise’s blog.
I wonder how many times Louise watched the film?
The brickwork alone is amazing!
“The most unusual and intimate journey into the human emotions ever filmed.” An Alfred Hitchcock classic.
From the movie:
Jeff: Why would a man leave his apartment three times on a rainy night with a suitcase and come back three times?
Lisa: He likes the way his wife welcomes him home.
Congratulations Louise! You deserved it!
An amazing number of plants, over 40 different types were used in this scene.
See and follow Louise here.
Learn the difference between our gardening in miniature and these miniature settings exhibit here.
Love everything miniature garden? Then join us here, we’re going deeper… ;o)