Domingo, 31 de Janeiro de 2010

NEW YEAR - NEW BLOG

      

       

 

Today I would like to invite you to visit my new Blog. I started it at the beginning of the year with the purpose of  gathering all my works, besides this I´m going also to show lots of  photos of several places and matters that deserved my attention.

 

http://ajourneythrougharts-and-miniatures.blogspot.com

 

I hope you will enjoy it

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Segunda-feira, 25 de Janeiro de 2010

The Country House II

I´m trying to organize my ideas about the decoration, the most important decision now is if I shall  include the mezzanine or not. I think I would rather prefer not to put it, but I  remembered that with this feature I would profit with some more space to decorate, so  I´m trying to decide my self.  In the meantime I´ll show some more decorative pieces.

 

 This is one photo I took of the original House, I hope to change it a little bit.

 

   

 

I could´nt forget the bears, I´ve always liked teddy bears, and have a few, in this photo I show you 3 miniature bears "protected" by a large bear. The one on the middle  is hand made and was offered to me by Joana, and it is very lovely. In the background you may see some teddy bears on the revue of Biggie Best.

 

                          

 

 Several  articles:  An oil painting on canvas with a country scene, a brasier, a few ducks and chicken in lead and hand painted, (I bought them at a brocante fair), cross-stich with frame, an antique lace.....

 

 

Around a basket with roses, you may see a cushion I did already with the tissue I´m going to use , a vase that I covered with the same  tissue using stiffy (a kind of glue that gives form to the tissues, ( I think have to make a better one)...., an wood antique doll, a crochet hat from Anabela and a Shaker box from Paulo Gomes 

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Domingo, 17 de Janeiro de 2010

The decorative items

 

I went already to my studio to look for some decorative pieces. As I like to collect  I keep lots of little articles which are awaiting the opportunity to be used.

 

Here are a few dolls that I would like to include, these dolls have less than 4cm, they are in Polymer Clay, and I bought them attached to  decorative porcelain  thimbles, but I  separated the dolls from the thimbles because I found they look much more attractive: 

   

       

 

I love dolls, and when I consulted the catalogues of Biggie Best I noticed that they have a very strong presence in the decorations, as well as teddy-bears, which I´m going to include also. 

 

But I saw already that I will have some problems in my way because the house is formed by a Living and a Kitchen on the Ground Floor and  a Bath Room and a Room on the upper floor, which includes also a mezzanine, so I don´t have too many space to decorate......

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Preparing the decoration

In which concerns the decoration of the house I´m still undecided, but one of these days I found 3 catalogues of Biggie Best Decors, and it came to my mind that I had still in a chest some articles I bought 20 years ago to decorate my daughter´s room. I have the habit of keeping everything that is wordwhile, and the decors of this Shop were wonderful, so I still have:

 

All the articles are scale 1:1 and I´m going to look at them  as sources of inspiration for my 1:12 Country House.

 

   

 

          The beadspread, cushions,  a rag doll, a few roses, ....

 

                          

                                                            A cushion, a hat, a few frames, roses to complement.

                                     

 

    

The catalogues I kept from Biggie Best and Laura Ashley

  

 

My daughter´s dancing shoes,  the 3 precious catalogues, they are going to give me some ideas, and a little sofa upholstered with a coordenated tissue. This little sofa has already  also 20 years and I keep it in very good condition, it is funny to think that all these pieces are from the last century but they are still very updated.

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Sábado, 9 de Janeiro de 2010

The Country House

One of the projects I have in mind  is to go on with  the Country House regarding a Kit that I bought a few years ago, in the meantime other projects crossed my mind and I kept this one for another opportunity, now I would like to go on with it.

 

The first step was to take off some of the papers included with the Kit,  which were already glued on the walls. Now I´m going to replace them by others or simply paint the walls, I´m not sure yet.

 

In the meantime I found some tissues and ribbons from TILDA BASICS and I was in love with them  and I bought a few ones to be used in the project. It is the third time I buy tissues for this house......

 

 

       Aren´t they lovely?

 

These are the first photos I took when I started with the house, now I ´m thinking about a new decoration.

                           

 

Kitchen and Dining Room in March 2008, in which concerns the  ground floor  for the moment I would like to change the furniture, and add a few more details.

 

But  as to the 1st floor I will start from the beginning. 

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Sexta-feira, 8 de Janeiro de 2010

New Year....and so many projects

 

 

At the end of the year I decided to make a pause and, I closed the door of the studio and decided to reorganize my home, it is not easy  due to my spirit of collector, and I did´t finish my task yet. In which concerns my hobby  I have so many things to do, and as I usualy  work from 4h to 5h a day (but only when possible) I know in advance that I will not  achieve all I want :

 

I have so many pieces of furniture to decorate, so many ideas for new paintings, scale 1:1, I would like to paint again a few landscapes on porcelain supports, some of  my antique dolls await to be dressed, I have a lot of beads for new necklaces, I also like paint on scale1:12, keep in my studio around 10 projects to be finished and others that I did´nt start yet.,  with this panorama  I think I will keep the door of the studio closed and go around for a walk....

 

                       

 

                                                                           

                       

 

 

 

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