Yesterday I had a play with making some plants.
The green fern was a Jeanetta Kendall laser plant kit.
The daisies are an experiment in recycling some scrapbooking flowers cut up. One lesson I have to learn is that when I am reasonably happy with something to leave it alone. I made the daisies and I was reasonably happy with them for a first experiment, but I had to keep playing and ended up with big black blotches in the centres. I think it is worth some more experimentation though.
The wicker chair was my first attempt at miniature wicker work back in the 1990s (it was a workshop taught by a Jeanette Dungan at the 1994 NZAME convention) and the cat is an old metal mini.
I am so enjoying getting back into miniatures and my fingers are starting to get used to working with such small pieces again. The skills are slowly coming back to me.
It is now Sunday and my daughter has been invited to a friend's place for the afternoon, so I find myself with a free afternoon.
What should I do today...
(PS: I'd love to hear from anyone who has some tips on successfully photographing miniatures).