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Elinor Cruze

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Elinor Cruze

I'm Elinor, and I have been making miniatures for almost 2 years. I've always wanted to do this and am taking full advantage of retirement to enjoy myself. I took a woodworking course many years ago, studied pattern making and dress design, did some carpentry projects when we remodeled our house, and had an art studio once devoted to painting. I had a startup set of tools and a workbench, so I bought a few books on miniatures, studied them, did a bunch of internet tutorials, and I was on my way. I've added more tools and more supplies than I care to admit. My husband Frank has a shop in the garage and is going to let me use his lathe. I'm going to the Guild School in Maine next June and plan to take the wood turning class and one of the serious furniture making classes. Meanwhile, I'm going to practice making some spindles. I have an Etsy shop (Aunt Ellie's Miniatures) and have been surprised by how many of my pieces I've sold. Selling isn't my main motivation, however. What I love is the challenge of making new things and doing them as well as I can with my present skills.  I can see that IGMA is going to take me to another level.

I've attached some images of recent projects. post-368-0-54541200-1410131736_thumb.jpgpost-368-0-38286200-1410131779_thumb.jpgpost-368-0-29611900-1410131812_thumb.jpgpost-368-0-71956800-1410131835_thumb.jpgpost-368-0-06525500-1410131932_thumb.jpgpost-368-0-30581100-1410132107_thumb.jpgpost-368-0-28675200-1410132198_thumb.jpgpost-368-0-48437300-1410132514_thumb.jpg

 

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Wm. R. Robertson

Welcome Elinor..... Hope you will have here nod learn a lot on this site..... And at Guild School!

BTW..... I have been to Greybull..... A lot of really cool old planes sitting out by the airport..... It had been a long time since I saw a Boeing Stratoliner and a a Flying BoxCar......

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bonni.b

Bill's usually more coherent than he is in the sentence following Welcome Elinor! That's terrific that you are coming to Guild School next year - it's the best week of the year for many of us. Good for you for taking advantage of your husband's lathe, hopefully in no time you can show him a thing or two.  ;) Welcome to the Forum!

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Debora Beijerbacht

Hi Elinor! I've never been to Greybull, or Wyoming for that matter. But I have been to Guild School and I just know you'r gonna love it! Perfect place to learn, try out new skills and meet fellow enthusiasts. In the meantime the forum is as close as it gets. So welcome here! 

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