Returning to Welcome to Marwen

A new look at Welcome to Marwen with the recent US & UK DVD releases. Read about my movie theater experience here. Welcome to Marwen (2018) is a Robert Zemeckis movie based on the true story of Mark Hogancamp. Having already seen the documentary Marwencol (2010), I already knew the following about Mark and his incredible life story, which provided a... Continue Reading →

Miniatures and Control

Over the course of multiple years, I wondered why we all love miniatures so much, why I was so enthralled by their magic. And throughout this time I read Susan Stewart's 'On Longing' and a reactionary blog series to that book. And I fell somewhere in between. So I continued to pull information from all sources I could find pertaining to this topic and the above video and below transcript are the result. And finally I felt and still feel like the urge to pursue this topic has left me, the voracious inquiry is no longer, but hopefully this will help you in yours.

The Dolls of Welcome to Marwen

Some of you lovely people found my blog searching for what kind of figures were used in the movie Welcome to Marwen. But to yours, and my disappointment, I didn't have any info about that topic here at all. So, today I'm fixing that!

The Incredible Strangeness of Welcome to Marwen

Today I went to Regal theater down the road on my own. I'm loyal to Regal because they got me to sign up for a rewards card at the mall in middle school, and for some reason that makes me like them. I went on my own because no one else wanted to go. I could have easily dragged my boyfriend along this evening, but I decided to spare him and have popcorn for lunch while he was at work. The man at the ticket counter had to have me repeat the name of the movie. I got into the theater at 1:17, 7 minutes past showtime. The previews were rolling and I was the only one in the room. The movie started at 1:29 and it was still just me.

Why Do We Like Miniatures? | Miniatures and Control – Hereditary, Sharp Objects & Welcome to Marwen (Video)

Recent Mini Adventures

Hi! I haven't said that to you all in awhile. So here we are, a couple notes - my tourmalinenow.com domain is expiring in the next couple weeks. For your challenge pingbacks and the like make sure to use tourmalinenow.com. Also, my facebook page and Google + are currently inactive/hidden, I'm working on figuring out... Continue Reading →

Why Miniatures? Part 4 – Marwencol & Toy Place

"This is how I work on patience. This is how I work on dexterity." Why Miniatures parts 1 through 3, can be viewed all together as a website page here. Why are we so fascinated with miniatures? What makes miniatures useful in artistic work? In this 'Why Miniatures' series, we explore these ideas through quotes from various... Continue Reading →

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