Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tribute to Eric Caron's Amazing GWTW miniatures









Among the dearest friends I've found online who has shared his passion for GWTW and crafts is Eric Caron. Sorry Eric! Pardonne moi. I am taking the liberty so share with the rest of the world what you have shared with me. Herewith are fabulous, and amazing miniatures that Eric did when he was still in his younger years (note Eric, "younger years", which means I still consider you young). It is amazing how that at a young age his eye for proportion, symmetry, and scale are at a level that can be considered "expert". Yes Eric, you are an expert at it. Instinct in talent is a rare thing too. A look at these miniatures and you can see, aside from the symmetry, the tone and mood that captures Gone with the Wind. They capture the color of the dress as well as the shrubbery and greenery of Tara.

Take note of Scarlett's ruffled dress and the Tarleton Twins behind. The gown seems to even ruffle with the wind. Notice too, peeping from Tara's window, Scarlett's Mammy: "...why didn't you invite those gempmum for supper?"
Take note too of the green Twelve Oaks gown which captures the color and splashes of detail the dress had.
Amazing too is the simulation of Scarlett's hair and shape of ace.

All are my faves, but my best favorite (if there is ever such a line) is the Tara porch with Scarlett's shadow.
Aside from GWTW, Eric also creates miniatures from his favorite TV show, Little House on the Prarie (mine too!)
I wish you all the best in this endeavour Eric. And I wish that time would be gentle and lend us its hands to dabble into what we love even more than we expect. Similarly to Margaret Mitchell's line, I can only parallel your talent to Tara -- it's the only thing that lasts. Do take care of it my friend, Eric.

"Land is the only thing that matters. It's the only thing that lasts" - Gerald O' Hara (from GWTW by Margaret Mitchell

4 comments:

  1. Oh my God, you are so kind !!! I'm VERY flattered and honored to be featured on your blog... And everything you wrote is so touching. What I feel now is beyond words... Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU !!!!!
    Eric

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  2. Absolutely incredible! More, more, more! I cannot believe the detail. Thanks for posting!

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  3. Hello Raphael, I came across your blog while searching for Scarlett dresses use for a Gone With The Wind Ball given by Nikki at The Scarlett Rose Garden. I was curious if I could perhaps use some of your photographs of your dolls in my post for that day. I would of course give you credit and link back to your blog. I was thinking of using the blue portrait dress or the red Christmas with Ashley dress. I can't seen to find any actual color photos of the Christmas dress and of course there aren't many of the blue one. Your doll dresses are so vivid and lifelike, I would love to use them. I spent quite a bit of time reading through your previous posts and had so much fun. GWTW is one of my favorite movies and I didn't realize there were so many dolls and costumes available. It's been a real delight to see your collection. If you could please email me at
    loveleightreasures@gmail.com I would be so thankful. It was a real pleasure to visit here and I've added myself as a follower and will be back, Thank You so much and have a wonderful day!

    Sares @ Loveleigh Treasures

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  4. Surely Sares! I hope you got my email. You can use any of my Scarlett photos here.

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