The Granaries on Bear Mountain is being recreated in miniature.
The Granaries on Bear Mountain, a unique local Bed and Breakfast, is being immortalized in quarter inch scale complete with tiny artwork , furniture, and fittings. Even mini pots of flowers.
An Alaskan resident, Megan Kirkingburg, stayed at the Granaries on her journey north from the lower 48 and was so taken with them that she decided to recreate them in miniature.
The art of making doll houses is certainly not new. There are whole magazines dedicated to the craft. Building the shells is the easy part. Decorating the insides can be almost as costly as redecorating a whole house according to Megan and can take one to two years.
Heather Newman, owner of the celebrated bed and breakfast, suggested a showing for the eventual finished work of art at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery and contacted the curator Ellen Corea. She was thrilled with the idea and has tentatively booked the show for Aug 2008 to give other doll house hobbyists a enough time to construct their inspirations to display.An Alaska highway theme would really tie the show together and could fit in perfectly with the launch of
Alaska Highway House and other aspects of the tourism plan for Dawson Creek commented Ryan MacIvor, local tourism director.
Armed with lots of digital photos and measurements of all the buildings, Megan reports that she has the “Mini Granaries “well on their way. The walls are up with one set of french doors installed and the remainder of the building parts ordered . The rest of the pieces will be made by hand-a great winter activity.
Other miniature enthusiasts should contact Ellen Corea at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery to learn more about the project