Saturday, January 30, 2010
Spent the Saturday evening and night making 1:12 scale miniature purple hydrangeas. I don't really have a better word to describe it other than painstaking, because 3 stalks is all I can manage to make in a night. Flowers are so much more difficult to make, but they are so important to complement home decor items. These hydrangeas are entirely made with air dry clay. There are actually some paper kits in the market that you can assemble paper hydrangeas together, but I personally still prefer to use air dry clay. It's just a personal preference. I'm not that disciplined when it comes to flowers- I need to be in a particular mood. Give me lots of soothing music, a cup of tea and a cool environment. Currently, since I'm crazy about them, I'll try to make as many as possible....
I had a deeper understanding and learning of oil colours when I made these flowers because I seldom touch purple or blues. Some colours need to be mix by hand. Depending on which brand and grade you use, there are different levels of opacity, translucency. I am glad I pushed myself a little out of the comfort zone.
These will be made available in March, since I'm waiting for the silver pots to arrive. I tried other pots, but they still look best in these charming silver pots.
As for this particular completed piece, I'm using it to display on the shabby chic cupboard and the entire set will be showcase in the talk in March'10.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I came across a wonderful blog and etsy shop today.
They are looking for art pieces, handcrafted items, original patterns, kits or downloadable instructions that you are willing to contribute to Haiti By Hand.
Haiti By Hand is an artisan group forming in Despinos, Haiti. Donations to this group of women (many single moms) will go directly to empowering these women to bring in their own income to provide for their children and families. You are helping in a very tangible way to transform a life when you contribute.
If you want to contribute items for the HBH etsy shop, just simply send an email to haitibyhand at att.net Of course to prevent spamming, please add in the @ to replace at.
You can also visit the etsy shop here : http://www.etsy.com/shop/haitibyhand
Blog can be found here : http://haitibyhand.typepad.com/
Please spread the word around. I think this is a really meaningful.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
This tray can be purchased at my etsy shop: http://www.miniaturepatisserie.etsy.com/
Sunday, January 17, 2010
It involves quite a bit of woodwork, and seems scary to most people when I tell them the woodwork is done by myself too.
Can you guess what it is??
Now, back to more work for me............................
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I want to show you a photo of the cakes we chose. We picked something from their pastry trolley instead. It was a slice of white chocolate cake and for me, a chocolate cake. I think I actually like the white chocolate cake better. The chocolate cake tasted a little too sweet for my liking after a while....and I didn't finish it :P
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
For those who are interested to see the online article, it is available here at http://www.zaobao.com/fk/fk100113_001.shtml in Mandarin.
You can easily run babelfish to translate it to English or whichever language you want to read it in.
My friend Ryan has actually tested it and he did understand what it was about in English :)
Snowfern has also did a translation, so you can head over to her site to read it.
If this was your first time here because of the newspaper report, hi! :)