Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Gothic Mansion at night....

More pictures of the Gothic Mansion at night....

Of course, Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, does her patrol of the rooms after the guests and family have retired for the evening....

'Twas the night before Christmas....and all through the house. 
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...except Mrs. Danvers...
who was on patrol....









Spooky and yet so lovely!~ The countdown to Christmas continues! Lisa

4 comments:

Phyllis said...

I just love the Gothic Mansion. It may be spooky, but makes a nice Christmas scene!

Lisa Neault said...

I like to think of the Gothic mansion as a place that was filled with laughter, but how did it become spooky? or 'haunted' ?? So maybe it is a just a house that is perceived that way, and is a bit shabby and needs some love and life. Often wondered if so called houses that are said to be haunted just don't need a few repairs and some paint and some life and living in them, if you get my drift. I do believe there are hauntings and ghosts, but not all the time...lol.
Reasonable explanations for everything.

I like in a movie how the perception of a place can turn your emotion from suspense to fear to happiness, all by the props or the way the scene is set. So I was wondering if we could do that with dolls and 1:6 scale props and dioramas. I hope I've achieved that with the gothic mansion.

Farrah Lily said...

I love your comment above! I definitely think you are doing that with your mansion as I get a feeling of coziness (if that is the right word) when I see the photos of the tree lit up and mrs. Danvers enjoying the quiet and stillness of the house. The mansion looks great!

Lisa Neault said...

Farrah Lily thank you! One of my 'things' as akid was walking and looking at old decrepit old houses, cemetaries, and the feeling of sadness, abandoned, feeling they had-- usually labeled 'haunted' when in fact they were just neglected. So I wondered when building the dioramas if as in movies we could manipulate how we perceived the structure- is it spooky or haunted or is it just cozy / or just a little lived in? waiting for some life? The more I explore miniature set building and stop motion, the more fun it is.