absence of evidence;
i just woke up from a nap and i’m not fully coherent yet. but. i do know i’ve reached a marker since the time i was last conscious, and you all look like awesome characters. i love that a chunk of you are oc’s, because i like exploring with oc’s.
i might need some tea or food or maybe both before i can string sentences together properly without having long periods of blank staring at my screen. until then, come hop over (new or old followers welcome) to my inbox and poke me for a thread.
it doesn’t even have to be any serious plotting; it can be just some simple asks or one liners. anything and everything is welcome. i would say tag me in something but lately tumblr has been screwing up my tag. |:
For the macabre miniatures, Lee created composite scenarios taken from real-life crimes, accidental deaths and suicides, and combined them with anecdotes from police officers, medical examiners and morgue workers. She also recreated cases described in her many field books and manuals. Using these pieces, she would construct one-inch-to-one-foot scale rooms, completely enclosed in glass to preserve the integrity of the scene, where a mysterious death has occurred.
The victim dolls were all hand-made and decorated by Lee, who spent countless hours getting every piece just right. She cut and sewed all the clothes by hand, even going so far as to knit tiny socks with straight pins to make them as realistic as possible. Lee also painted each victim to represent scientific clues, such as the level of decomposition that would be expected on a body that had been left undiscovered for a few days. Lee also painted unique clues on the dolls, such as tiny bite marks left by an assailant.
To ensure the scene was complex enough to be realistic, Lee overstuffed it with props that might be important to the case. For example, many Nutshells include details like tiny hand-rolled cigarettes, accurate dates on hand-painted wall calendars, scale-model clothespins whittled from wood, medicine bottles with hand-painted prescription labels, little envelopes complete with little stamps, and date-accurate headlines on miniature newspapers. These were in addition to the instruments and decorations of death, like tiny, bloody knives, or blood splatter patterns on the wallpaper. (via)
frances glessner lee created these murder scene dioramas to teach detectives forensic investigation skills. read more about her interest in crime solving and forensics and her funding of the country’s first forensic pathology program here and click here to analyze a crime scene using the original nutshell dioramas.
Wasn’t it a bit cliché to be caught in the rain without an umbrella? Beverly ducked under the awning of a bus stop in hopes to stay as dry as possible for the time being.
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