"The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps."Bob Black
I have a feeling if you are like me, you march off the edge of your map daily. By that I mean, we start off with one project and by the end of the day, we are way off the trail. A long way from where we started.
I wake up thinking about miniature and pretty much go to bed the same way. This usually entails what I plan for the day and then what I never got to that day.
I was working on some chairs recently that I wanted to reupholster and had all of that spread out on one work table.
Choosing fabrics for several pieces had me stumped so I looked for a distraction. Then some tea sets I had ordered caught my eye. These were meant to be made up into magically pouring tea sets like this:
Oh, there's some finished chairs. Here's another one.
*The customer who won this on eBay said she was disappointed with 'the quality of the chair," (Bespaq) because "It's light weight and cheap and small (again, Bespaq) and not worth what I paid for it. "I thought it would be oversized and not so cheap looking", (once again, Bespaq). I told her to return it for full refund. Never heard from her again. When this happens I have to think they were trying to either get a partial refund or a full refund and then get to keep the piece. Not. But I digress and am off the path of this blog, as you can see.
So here are the tea sets:
These are commercial pieces that I bought online or on eBay and the quality varies widely with one set being much too big for 1:12 scale. I have an order for a magical set but couldn't decide which to start with and ended up not starting.
BUT. Someone had inquired about a dormouse in a tea pot and I had just gotten this new modeling compound called Bees Putty from Germany. There is sat unopened, but not for long. I sculpted this mouse in the too big tea pot because sometimes too big is just right. And the Bees Putty is pretty neat stuff.
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"