welcomehomeminisMember Since 29 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 04 2012 08:31 AM
Hi! I'm Kelly. In my day-job, I run a little growing company and a medium-sized growing blog, far from the mini world. I'd like to say I don't have time for this, but the truth is we make time for our passions—and making dollhouse miniatures is the most absorbing kind of passion!
I've been a reader here for a long time, and I realized that I've been missing something by not participating. Time to get involved!
"Oh, it's perfect!"
That's how it all started. My daughter and I had been creating miniatures for a few years. With full-size design and building experience, translating my skills to miniatures was a natural way to unwind and show off my artistic side.
We both loved the work—too much. We made furniture, accessories, houses and shops and roomboxes—too much! We had such a great time, and began to give away larger projects as gifts to special friends and family. Oh, but it was tough to give them away! That's when I heard the magical phrase that made it worth weeks or months of effort: "Oh, it's perfect!" Such a wonderful expression of delight.
I love the little finishing touches that make a dolls' house, a home. Miniature wreaths, my specialty, add that detailing that says, Welcome Home! When we'd hung them everywhere we could logically place one, I realized it was time to do with this "hobby."
The passion has grown into a bit of an obsession; from all the artisans, shop owners, and collectors I've met over time, it appears that makes me a completely normal miniaturist.
The mini artisans I am most inspired by are Kiva Atkinson, Ferd Sobol, Betsy Niederer, June Clinkscales, and Elizabeth LePla of ELF Miniatures. Without them I might never have realized how much miniatures had changed since the simple houses and furnishings I made when I was a child, and how painstaking design can also be breathtaking art.
See my work
You can find my work on eBay (I'm welcomehomeminis) and I hope to launch a website very soon with tutorials and lots more photos.
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