Oh dear...Christmas is looming & more importantly Kensington on 4th Dec! Between now & then, I have the grandchildren for half term & then a 2 week holiday with my youngest out in the UAE....soooo..I'm beginning to panic...stock doesn't make itself & it takes me most of a day & night to make one piece...I think I maybe put too much detail in there! Where are those elves that finish your work overnight when you need them? How wonderful it would be to come down to a workbench, that when you left it was full of UFOs, to find it full of completed work! If anyone has any spare elves please send them my way!
It's that time of year when Harvest Festival is celebrated & this is my "little" homage to it. I remember as a kid, having to take fruit or vegetables into school for Harvest festival...I wonder do schools still celebrate it in this way?
This was a challenge to myself in a way! It combines both my addictions....basket weaving & sculpting foods..& I was not going to make a cornucopia unless I could manage to weave it instead of sculpting it. I will not be beaten! :-))
I'm not sure what inspired me to make this little confection but once I'd started I just couldn't put it down until I'd finished it! Would you believe that it took the best part of 3 nights in my sweatshop to create it...but it was worth it...or, at least I think it was!! :-))
3 gaily painted gingerbread horses, on candy poles, circle a cream & fondant iced centre & the top layer of gingerbread is topped with fondant iced gingerbread stars, cream & jelly beans. More jelly beans & cream decorate the edges of the bottom gingerbread base & it measures 38mm to the top star.
It would make a welcome change from the more traditional gingerbread house at Christmas wouldn't it! To make the "real thing" would probably be a whole lot easier too:-))
I am honoured to have been made a Fellow member of IGMA, November 2009 & my miniature creations totally absorb me..it's wonderful to see the minute detail that an artist can produce in something so small! I am constantly challenging myself to create more & more realistic & detailed pieces, often finding I've lost a whole day while working on one piece!