It is quite a leap of faith for a customer to entrust a commission which aims for a likeness of their family so that a miniature family home can be inhabited by (one hopes) 'the family'. To be very (VERY) clear I don't 'do' portraiture ... others do and I'm in awe of their artistry....but I'm always happy to have a bash at a 'likeness' - which usually works and is seriously less scary!
So here is the latest 1/12th family who have just taken up residence in their new home - it's to be a post war house and as you can see Dad is wearing his de-mob suit and the boys are all in their regulation, below-knee grey short trousers worn for decades in this country.
With friends, I had a lovely time as a visitor to KDF last Sunday. It was a really outstanding show so there is no way I can even begin to list favourites among the many artisans. It was also great to catch up with old friends, see new-to-me artists from outside the U.K, and have a modest spend on some special miniature treats.
One old friend I did catch up with, not having seen her for ages, was Deb Jackson whose superb miniature work is absolutely unique! Dolls with heads the size of a pin head.....micro everything from chairs to microscopes. Attendance at fairs is rare so take a look at her website - www.debjacksondesigns.com and be enthralled!
A couple of blogs back I featured our WW1 scene commissioned by Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine as a 'how to' project - August Issue (out on June 26th). The scene is now on display in the Thame Museum, Oxfordshire, as part of the fascinating WW1 exhibition, which is well worth a visit if you're in the area.
The scene will be returned to Celia and me after the exhibition closes towards the end of August. Thereafter the diorama will be offered for sale with 50% donated to The Royal British Legion in support of their valuable work. Full details for any interested individuals or organisations are on our Nostalgia in Miniature website and we welcome enquiries.
The sun is out - the garden is blooming!!! You know me....have to squeeze in a few flowers......
Thank you for looking.