Tuesday, September 29, 2009


My artwork and my love for animals began a long time ago..........
Of course, I've painted larger, but I was drawn to the smaller version - called miniatures.....
A "miniature painting" is considered anything 5" x 7" or smaller
Here is a random sample, but for a custom painting....
As you know, every one of our pets have their own unique look.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Wonders of Woven Wicker

I've made wicker chairs (just for fun)

Then I tried 1/2 scale wicker chairs (just for fun)

Then I thought little dog and cat beds would be fun... I love making them !!! I've made a lot.... Sold a lot.... and plan on making many more! Fun to do.... and all slightly different.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This is where it all began...

...with the dollhouse my grandfather built for me when I was 7 years old!! What a wonderful gift it was!! A white cape - an exact replica of the house I grew up in.... and I can't part with it!! Now many of my mini things are in my other dollhouse - the one my father built for me. I'll show that to you later................

Monday, September 7, 2009

Miniature Show Display with Fish Tank

Come into my world of creativity, imagination and a wonderful fun hobby of miniatures.............
It's relaxing, satisfying and a form of therapy!!!

This is one of my displays I had at a recent dollhouse miniature show.
Note the fish tank - It didn't take much for me to put that together....

A small, clear plastic box, a little gravel, a tiny piece of a real plant, and 5 or 6 of my "real" baby guppies.... with a little light on top!!
Needless to say, it was an attention-getter!!
I've seen miniature fish tanks with fake fish, and fake water, and fake plants, etc.
Mine was a lot easier to make!

P.S. The baby guppies were fine and made it back home safely to the big tank.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Making of a Miniature Lobster Buoy

1" scale dollhouse - 2" in length

A carved and sanded block of Balsa wood and a length of thin dowel is the beginning of my
miniature lobster buoy....

Painted as the real ones are with colors, when bobbing in the ocean, signify the owner of those
particular buoys and the traps they are attached to......
....and if they're not yours - DON'T TOUCH THEM !!!
After painting them, sanding my buoys again slightly will create a worn and weathered look,
then also dipped in stain to add the rustic realism.