I watched The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe the other night. I really loved C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and was reluctant to watch the movie for just that reason. Film adaptations of books (particularly children's books) seem to always butcher the storyline, turning complex character struggles into simplistic battles between good and evil. But the movie wasn't nearly as bad as I was anticipating. In fact, it got me thinking about making a Narnia scene in miniature. I've had this pocket watch lying around for awhile, and it turned out to have just enough space to show that first meeting of Lucy and Mr. Tumnus.
Sorry for the lack of clarity on the above picture. The glass front made the scene difficult to photograph. I used a very fine white glitter on the snow. The lantern is made of a few little plastic bits glued together.Both Mr. Tumnus and Lucy are carved out of toothpicks. I tried to stay true to the book's description, giving him a red scarf and black umbrella. He is carrying packages wrapped in brown paper. I nearly forgot his tail! Luckily, I remembered and was able to glue it on before I closed up the watch.
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