Tuesday, June 8, 2010

One more thing

I usually know when a project is finished. There always comes a point at which there doesn't seem to be anything to add. (Renoir famously said that he knew his painting of a nude was finished when he wanted to slap her bottom!)

I finished the little cottage and sent off pictures with my application to teach at the Guild School next year.

But...every time I looked at it, it just seemed to "need something".  I decided to put it away overnight and take another look the next day. Usually when I do this, I realize I have been over thinking things and leave the piece as is; but this time I knew right away what I wanted to add.  Here is the finished piece:

The weathervane is the cherry on the sundae, so to speak. It's a brass etching from Scale Link, a British company.  Here's the inside of the cottage:

Of course, a garden shed might be full of tools (ours certainly is!) , but I thought it would be more fun to make it a place where the gardener could take a break from work and have a cup of tea.  Notice the table made from a barrel.


  1. Love it...I am in awe of your work!

  2. Simplemente es ¡increíble!!!
    La veleta es una hermosura!!!

  3. Absolutely lovely! it is wonderful!!!!!!

  4. Incredible!! In a micro-scale!! Great work, like always... greetings

  5. It`s sooo lovely! That would be a wonderful addition to any miniature collection. :-)

  6. It's a gorgeous little project, hard to resist if one's going to pick classes for Guild School. Hope you get a good bunch of cheerful students : )

    You say it can be done in 36 hours, but I see a tremendous bit of detailed work going in there, hope all will finish like you said. Cos yeah! It's só much fun if one's able to take home a complete end result.