"If you love what you do, it isn't your job, it is your love affair." Debasish Mridha
I suppose that says everything about me and miniatures, I make them, I collect them and I hunt them down. So hunting at the IGMA show is an annual affair of the heart for me. And yes, miniatures is my job. (updating this site is part of that job too, so be patient, it looks a little wonky now).
There were lots of wonderful and exceptional dealers there and you can check the list on the IGMA website. Wonderful to see them all and check in with friends, both dealers and collectors.
So here's what came home with me.
It's always wonderful to see Mary McGrath at a show
but it's always very difficult to make a choice.
Thankfully, I was able to pick one - this glorious pair of nesting blue buntings in a wooden garden box.
One of my favorite dealers, it seems is Karon Cunningham
She always always has something wonderful on her table from many artisans and from all over the world. So this collection, including the 18thC wig, doll clothes and shell display seems odd
but ya love what ya love.
These mounted creatures came from the talented hands of Jessica Wiesel. For my antique shop, I think, full of antiques because no one needs to hunt these animals these days.
This darling little spill vase came from Mary Catherine Johnson
and was made by Sally Meekins. I do love elephants so couldn't resist.
This bear, as big as a minute is fully jointed and made by Japanese artisan Masayuki Kunimoto.
His head moves too!
And last but not least, this adorable but messy little boy by Two's Company, Jennifer Ellis
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