Despite an interestingly swollen & discoloured face, believe me, it's enough to frighten children! I've been working on this little fruit salad prep board..never again..it took hours & hours & hours.....& that was just to make each tiny component...putting it together took all night!
It seems so long since I've blogged & I really shouldn't be doing so now! I have soooo much to catch up on now that I'm back home.....mucking out after a man on his own for 3 weeks is not good news not to mention the backlog of minis that I'm supposed to be making a start on. I think I've got a bad case of post holiday /mini makers "block"...I just can't seem to get back into the swing of things!
It's been a real shock to leave temperatures of 49 degrees to arrive back to grey skies, gales & temperatures of 18 degrees at the most & absolutely no rain at all...the ground is so dry that I'm not sure that my garden is going to survive this year!
I've been busy incubating chicks to add to my hen flock as so many of them are heading the way of the foxes at the minute & having just hatched some cream legbar chicks, I can't wait until they start laying (weeks away yet!) as they lay eggs that vary from olive green to pale blue. So, I decided that if I can't have the "real" thing, the next best was to have them in miniature...hence the "eggy" pieces!
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!