This is my first ever attempt at a miniature scale painting, and I was quite pleased with the result. Mona Lisa is exactly 12th scale to the original, and done using watercolours. It may not be an exact likeness, but I think most people would immediately guess what it was. Recreating a piece by Da Vinci was probably a bit over-ambitious, but never mind! The frame was kindly made by Ray of www.minibuilder.etsy.com and is simply wonderful! How pleased was I when that came in the post! I'm going to have to paint loads more now, merely so I can justify buying more of his excellent frames.
I love candy! So I just finished off my candy shop, with lots of different things in it to please any 12th scale sweet-tooth. You can view it in more depth at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30920978. It was fun to do, especially the chocolates and liquorice. But it does make me hungry.
I'm also celebrating a mild milestone, passing my 10 sales mark in my Etsy shop www.littletimewasters.etsy.com. How exciting! My next milestone is 25 sales, so I think I have a little way to go yet.
It's been a busy week! I made my second fruit and veg selection. I was happy with the first one, but I think this one is better. I've paid more attention to scale (I measured things and did maths! This goes against my very nature.), and added a basket of leeks. The leeks took a long time, and I wasted a lot of material, but I tried out a few new techniques and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I'm sure I'll look back later and think, they were rubbish, but for now it has been a fruitful (excuse the pun) week.
I'm off to France tomorrow to celebrate my french Granny's 100th birthday! How exciting. I won't get any mini-making done, or even be able to get online, but it will be worth it. I haven't seen the french family in aaaages.