Another Canadian Thanksgiving, another MAZE diorama. Inspired by finding a toy alligator that my mom had saved from our trip to Busch Gardens 30-odd years ago, I decided to tackle Room 44. I had a fair bit of time one evening to draw the back wall and really enjoyed doing it-it’s quite relaxing and meditative to redraw rooms, as Barry already knows of course. Unfortunately I was a little pressed for time during setup and photography, so the results are not exactly as I had envisioned:
Better in sepia perhaps?
Anyway, I wish I’d had time to make the reptile a proper spiky collar or even to have centred “Athena” on her Lego pedestal, and the effect certainly would have been improved by a different angle or a fake blue-sky background, but I think it was a worthwhile exercise nevertheless. I did not bother to hide my project from the family this time. They’ve witnessed enough MAZE-mania over the past year to be in no doubt as to my mental state, so I’ve decided I’m going to be crazy out in the open, and that’s one thing to feel thankful for. (Although it’s possible the intervention is just around the corner…)
This Thanksgiving weekend I also felt thankful for Christopher Manson and MAZE, White Raven and Into the Abyss, and all the friends I’ve met through MazeCast. Special thanks to the creators of Terror Island for inspiring the use of chess pieces as statues.