Aug 27, 2013

Harvest time

The gardens are still full of fruits, and the colors and shapes are so wonderful, they always inspire me. Here are some delicious pieces from "my garden".

Aug 14, 2013


This is a little shabby tray with many fresh croissants. The new experiment in this scene is the jam jar. I turned it from clear acrylic rod. Actually the one you can see is the forth try. Turning acrylic rod is very tricky since it tends to melt on turning with high speed. And you need to sand it properly to save its transparency. So the first three ones were either deformed or too matt to be a glass jar.

Aug 12, 2013

Coffee cake

 I think the cake is only an accessory in this little scene. The main "character"  is the coffee grinder, isn't it?
The tray has a cardboard base framed with fimo strip. The old color is some bronze, silver and green paint, shaded with black mostly in the corners.

Aug 7, 2013


I found a very inspiring photo about roast quails somewhere in the internet last week. I made some roast chicken and goose in the last years, but the quail is about the half of the size of a chicken, so making it is a great challenge. Usually I print two photos about the item I plan to modell, one in a scale in which I can see all the fine details and one in the actual 1:12 scale perfectly showing the needed measures.

I think if there is a profession in the world that requires patience, making miniatures is probably in the top ten. And I have so much patience! I wanted a delicate meat fork for this scene. So I took some beach rod and a steel rod, and set off to work. After some hammering and way more grinding and sanding I managed to make the fork head. The last step was clipping it off of the steel rod. And yes, on clipping it flied away somewhere in my workroom. But as I mentioned I have patience and I'm calm, too, so without even blinking I started to make another one. There was no way I could have found the first piece in the chaos surrounding me. After all, I need the practice. And the second one really took me less time to fabricate.

I owe an apologize to one of my reader (or maybe not only one), who was shocked by my theme of gutted salmons. It really didn't was my intention to upset somebody by showing the dying or suffering of an animal. But I'm an original cottage girl, and I know all the real steps you need to go through, if you would like to serve a meat onto your table. And to kill an animal is the first step of them. It's not nice, but necessery. And it's my artistic freedom to choose even such a terrible part of life to picture. I'm so sorry, if I disappointed anyone with that.

Aug 5, 2013


I had some ideas in my head what needed pans. I used paper for them and made a lot of pans in various shape and size. Do you know what the hardest challenge was? It was designing the side of the oval pan. It has a very special form being a truncated cone with ellipse base. It took 45 minutes for me to draw an approximate shape. I was so worth to study advanced geometry at college!
After that came the funny part, filling the pans with delicious stuff.