Thursday, February 28, 2019

Short and Sweet

Hey, what's going on?
Nothing much or lots, depending on how you look at it.
February had a surprise in the form of a visit from my father in law, Siegfried, all the way from Germany. He will be with us for a few more weeks and while he's here, I'm cooking delicious food and making sure he gets enough rest and frequent short walks.
I'm busy with my various jobs, working on my long-term goal of achieving an organized life, and despite everything else going on in the past few weeks, I made great strides with miniatures.
I've set aside the clay and fabric for a while and started experimenting with resin. Anything sticky and messy is outside my comfort zone but I think I'm finally mastering the medium and loving the result.
If you're getting ready for spring and enjoying warmer days, make the most of it. Here in South Africa, we're bringing in the harvest and basking in mild end-of-summer days with glorious sunshine.


20 comments:

  1. Great results with the resin. I love the marmalade jars.
    Hugs, Drora

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Drora, the jars are my favorite too!

      Delete
  2. Your jars of jam, jelly and marmalade are wonderful! Currently in North Texas we're enjoying weather slightly below freezing with rain to spice things up.
    Hope you and your father in law have a lovely visit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Sheila. Can't tell you how much I'm enjoying your snowmometer pictures on Instagram! I'm sure you wish the sun would come out, but this will be a winter to talk about for a long while.

      Delete
  3. Hi Megan. I am impressed with your bottles and jars! I haven’t had a lot of luck with resins. You have clearly been more persistent than me as these look great. Enjoy the end of your summer too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Shannon! To tell the truth, I hate working with resin. It's sticky and unpredictable. My reject rate is quite high, but I'm slowly getting the hang of it.

      Delete
  4. Your successes at mini candies, jars and bottles are totally FAB!!!
    I personally love All sorts in Real Life, so from your very first photo I was Drooling and wishing for some. Subliminal? ;D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Elizabeth, the allsorts are made using polymer clay. They're a bit big for 1/12, I made them for a Barbie (1/6) scene and just used them because they were lying around. Soon, I will make a batch of proper 1/12 allsorts. Apart from being easy to make, I have to buy a big bag of Allsorts every time I create them in polymer, to make sure I get the colors right. Which means I can eat them afterwards, of course!

      Delete
  5. Hi, Megan - I love those bottles and jars filled with such colorful, delicious-looking jams, jellies, and special things to drink. The candies definitely look real enough and good enough to eat!
    Marjorie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Marjorie. The last few weeks have certainly been colorful around here. I keep telling myself to wear an apron, then just drip colored resin on my good clothes. Haha, when I go to town people are probably talking behind my back.

      Delete
  6. Fantastic results, everything you made with resin is fabulous, Megan, and the candies: I love it (in RL too ;O)!
    Enjoy the visit of your father in law, and the end of summer.
    Hugs, Ilona

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Ilona. I think liquorice might be a favorite of nearly all miniaturists, I certainly eat a RL bag full to 'test' the colors every time I make the mini version.

      Delete
  7. Hello Megan,
    Your work is very impressive. The jam jars are my favorite.
    Big hug
    Giac

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Giac! I'm having endless trouble with the jam colors. They all turn out too bright. I think a visit to the art shop is in order to look for some muted pigments.

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. Thank you, Emily! Having lots of fun in my spare moments.

      Delete
  9. Oh Megan your resin experimenting is really paying off! Every item looks wonderful! Clear and sharp! I am so glad that in spite of the ever growing list of things that life is expecting of you, you're doing them beautifully and with cheer in your heart!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jodi! Working with resin is accompanied with lots of swear words, it's a finicky medium. I'm determined to master it though.
      In RL things are certainly challenging here at present, but I'm looking forward to a breather soon.
      Interested to see that you've switched to a different dollhouse project. The new one is stunning too. I suspect we have the same tendency to start things and not finish them for YEARS...

      Delete
  10. Your resin experiments turned out awesome, the pieces look stunning and the colors are brilliant. Wonderful work… and the candy is pure temptation. Enjoy the visit of your father in law and the end of summer.

    Hugs
    Birgit

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, dear Birgit! Siegfried returned to Germany last week. I miss him and I hear that he's missing the South African sun, but spring and summer can't be far away for you now.

      Delete