Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A Small World
Recently my husband discovered something on Craigslist that was more than just another deal of the century or an item that we were convinced we could not live without. As he was responding to a post with the hopes of adding a few more puzzles to our growing collection, Ben met Marilyn. Marilyn lives in a beautiful house surrounded by 5 acres of sprawling forest and serene landscapes. However, her house and its perfectly situated country setting is not what makes Marilyn stand out.
We immediately connected with her because of our shared love for puzzles; but, in addition to assembling complex puzzles and knitting, Marilyn enjoys a hobby that is not fully understood or appreciated by those around her--She assembles and populates tiny worlds. These are not mere doll houses that you would be happy to let your little one dive into and destroy. Instead, these houses are constructed by her and decorated by her down to the tiny cork board hanging on the wall. She creates these tiny worlds full of amazing detail that one could spend hours taking in and learning to appreciate and still never catch every component of these complex creations. Ben and I have an appreciation for tiny things so we were both taken by the work that Marilyn has put her heart into. She allowed me and the boys and my mom to come in her house and look at all the worlds she has created. Here is just a taste of what she has assembled.