Always observant and looking at life-size dwellings for inspiration, Pat Balazs continues to record her findings and minute details in a journal. Whether attending a miniatures show or strolling a quiet historic street, seeds are planted that take blossom in shape, texture and color. Her bins of yet-to-be-placed items are like special ingredients for a soup yet to be combined - but the flavor is rich.
Pat has learned that working in cardboard allows her to quickly and efficiently work out design details before cutting into plywood. This also enables her to decide upon crucial placement of wiring and choreograph the installation of walls and doorways. Working like an architect, interior designer and gardener rolled all into one is a trait she embodies. And when her skills limit what she wants to include, she has purchased fine accessories that compliment her work. A list of these contributors are listed in each house section.
But the outstanding quality in her miniature environments conveys the feeling of authenticity. You can imagine actually living inside one of her creations.