Preparing for the overhaul...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Retiring This Blog Soon

It's as the title indicates.

Blogger isn't really an ideal platform, at least not for me, and I'm also outgrowing this blog.  As you've undoubtedly noticed, it hasn't been updated in awhile save for my posts.  I'll post information, here, when I have the new blog/website up and running should you care to follow me.  I'm not sure when that will be, as a) I'm excessively busy with work and life and b) I'm still in the nascent phases of my current projects.

But...cheers!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

What I've Been Doing...

Prep work is exhausting.  I have a number of projects in the works, large and small, and in the interests of streamlining productivity I've been doing everything in huge batch steps--cutting and shaping bricks and stones, punching leaves and petals, etc etc etc.  And while this kind of repetitive work isn't the most fun thing in the universe, it's rewarding because in the end it really does pay off.

This is what 5,500 assorted bricks and stones look like.

This is the sad, sad little number of petals that one 6" sheet of origami paper yields.

In a half cup container.

I've used a lot of different papers, with varying results and degrees of satisfaction; this is my favorite.

Each of these containers contains a few hundred--to a few thousand--leaves or petals.






How's everyone else doing?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tell Me About Yourself!

I talk about myself on here all the time; it's an unfortunate habit I have in real life, as well.  But it occurs to me that I know very little about most of my readers--so tell me about yourselves!  Where do you live?  Married?  Partnered?  What else do you do for work/love/fun, aside from miniatures?  Ten children?  Happily child free?  What?

Mascot Baby enjoys his cornbread.
And I doubt anyone has questions about me, but I'll answer those as well (I think!)

Monday, April 21, 2014

I Now Sell Photographs!

And one of the photographs I'll be taking soon (and not selling) is an illustration of what 5,500 assorted bricks and stones look like.  I've been spending much of my free time, over the past couple of weeks, cutting and sanding and punching and generally doing all the boring prep work that goes into a couple of large projects (including a filled greenhouse).  Something else I've also been doing is, slowly but surely, adding new listings to my Etsy shop.  Photographs, mainly digital files but some actual physical objects.  These are all pictures I've taken, over the recent (and semi-recent) months, in and around where we live.

Here's a preview:
















































So there it is, folks.  Onward and upward.  Thoughts?