I do agree with Marilyn and I love emeralds and rubies too ! But ... But, I must admit that tools are my favorite friends ... And I have been spoiled this Christmas. Just take a look at what was waiting for me under the tree :
Some of you might already know the work of Francisco del Pozo Parés. As for me, I discovered his talent when visiting the Kensington Dollhouse Festival in London last Spring.
I received this morning Francisco's newsletter and I wanted to give him the largest echo I can.
So, follow the link !
Well, not exactly ! But I think I am on the good way.
Can you see my little mascot sitting on the stair ? It is made by Catherine. She offered me this sweet rabbit for my birthday last March. (Sounds like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland).
And I am really happy with Minst's ceiling lamp. I think it is perfect for the entrance.
See you soon friends !
I want to share with you the latest gifts I was lucky enough to receive.
The very first one comes from a fine and delicate miniaturist : Flora
This highly detailed suitcase is a tribute to the sinking of the Titanic. It belonged to one of the passengers who came to Cherbourg.
The second one is almost a commission I asked Catherine
This lovely painting is something I really wanted ! Actually, the original one (scale 1/1) belongs to my mother and is painted on an ordinary round tin tray. I sent a few pictures to Catherine this summer, then I made the frame.
And, at last, here is what I am working on these days :
Pascale spoiled me ! Look at those marvelous poppies she made for me !
I am such a lucky girl.
My friend Catherine offered me the two cute teapots made by Dominique Lévy and the tureens are from Elisabeth Causeret.
I won't be home for a while so don't be surprised if I don't post anything prior 3 to 5 weeks. I have tons of projects but my hands are really bad those times ! I think I need a break ...
Meantime, have a wonderful summertime with Porgy and Bess ;-)
My gifted, highly talented and dear friend Catherine B. and I decided to play a four hands piece to offer to another great miniaturist : Pascale Garnier who makes so realistic and beautiful flower kits.
So, I made the table and Catherine painted it.
And, here is the result : before
(this time I have chosen to work with lime tree ... bad idea, this wood is not good enough and so breakable)
You must admit I was not lying when I said Catherine is talented ! She has done a wonderful job. For me, now the table is "alive".
And you know what ? I can't imagine Pascale won't like it !!!