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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Learning to sculpt rigid styrofoam panels.

Dear friends in beautiful Italy

My heart goes to the people who lost their dear ones and homes.  I am praying for the quick recovery of the injured and wishing for their safety.

As always, the gathering of my fellow miniaturists in my home was wonderful, exciting and great fun.  It was a long day workshop conducted by our very talented Sarit who taught us cutting and sculpting  techniques on rigid styrofoam panels.  We practiced on pieces of styrofoam.

Poke the photos to get a better view of the sculptures.

We learned how sculpt roof tiles

Here you can see Sarit showing us how to paint the tiles.

This (non opening) "wooden box" was created by Sarit from the same material.

Another example of a cut of "wood" by Sarit.

Actually we are going to build a structure according to a plan left to us by Sarit.  We hope to be able
to bring the finished projects to our next meeting, somewhere in October.

It was lovely to see the girls busy practicing, laughing, humming and having fun.  We were seven and each brought a little swap gift for the others.

Each received from me  one decorative flower pot container and an African Violet clay duck pot.

I received a President Kennedy sculpture and painting canvas from Suzy, a poodle dog from Adi,
a watermelon and figs tray from Goldie, a  useful and very sharp razor from Nava, a mailbox and house numbers from Sarit and a very pretty sewing set from Zvia.

Now I have to sculpt and curve 7 pieces of cut to size floor, roof and walls.  Each piece on both  interior and exterior.  I still want to practice on spare pieces before I begin.

Hope to show you more in my next blog.

I wish you all a calm and lovely weekend.  Blessings.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Workshop with our local miniaturists

Finally we were able to meet again and this time I hosted the girls at my home.
As usual, some couldn't come, so we ended as seven members only.

4 girls brought along their campers from our previous workshop and we took photos.  All the campers are lovely. This is what's so nice about  working together.  We all do the same project but it ends up being very different.

Today we learned something completely new to many of us.  I'll show you
the new project in my next posts.

It was a very long day so this will be all to show now.

Hugs to all!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Artist Bob Moorehead

Sorry, this is the short cut to Bob Moorehead's link. Please ignore the link in my earlier today's post.


Hello dear readers,

This is my first attempt to make a chandelier from that decorative plastic flower pot container.  I used metal rings that I had in my stash but next time I'll buy finer rings and a chain specially for this task.

Apart from the chandelier here are more pieces, all of them from ONE pot only.

Fairy garden chairs and tables and a fairy garden harbor.  (There are still materials left over to make three more harbors.)

I wonder what else can be made, maybe a fairy coach??.... Any creative suggestions are welcome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8uI5NDMMiA - This is a link to artist Bob Moorehead's
impressive work with toothpicks which may interest you.

Blessing to you all.

Friday, August 12, 2016


Hello dear readers

It's already August and too hot to do anything but sort out the piles of shells I collected.
The tiny ones I'll keep. The larger will be given to the Elderly Day Care Center.

I decoupaged some shells which turned out quite cute.

And this is what a small pile of shells looks like

These are the shells I use for decorating little boxes and mirrors.

These will be given away.

There were also tiny pebbles which I'll keep for future use to decorate chimneys, walls, etc.

Just to let you know their real size.I love their colors.

The sea can be very generous to miniaturists.

Something happened to my followers list.  It says UNFOLLOW.  Besides, the number of followers decreased and I am not sure who are the new followers, so I'll just say WELCOME and thank you.

I wish you all a wonderful, peaceful weekend and blessings.