You won’t believe who emailed me today! The Pat Carlson herself! Roberta introduced us and we got to talking over email. Pat was all that was generous, and has kindly sent us pictures of two of her favorite books! Pat Carlson’s work in miniatures has been mentioned in American Miniaturist Magazine and Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine.
WITCH OR WIZARD BOOK OF SHADOWS
I claim neither Witch nor Wizard be,
Nor a scholar of the Lore,
As an artform was this created.
Simply that…nothing more.
The Five Elements
Spell of Multiplicity
The Truth Spell
Invoking the Power of Three
Spell To Lure An Evil Spirit
GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES
Snow White and Rose Red
Red Riding Hood
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Little Briar Rose
This miniature book is hardbound and is covered in Fine Parchment paper (as is the slipcase). The cover is royal purple and features a colorful illustration of Red Riding Hood mounted on a hand painted 18K gold backing. The end papers are printed in a Victorian Thistle pattern and the title of the book is printed on the spine.
The text is quite small, but very readable (you may want to use a magnifying glass) and the illustrations are just lovely! The first page has a dedication that says: “Dedicated to the nicest child in the whole world.”