As you must know, I adore Christmas. I'm utterly and completely in love with all the decorations, traditions and food that goes with it. So It's no wonder I always start Christmas miniatures and jewelry in September and hold back to list it until October.
I had a blast at making them, then owning them for a while, many of those were even exhibited in Hong-Kong and most are in my book (yes I do a miniature gingerbread house tutorial in my book).
A couple of weeks back I was asked by the magazine "Food" from Dubai to work on a scene showing miniature Arabic food. It was fun, although I had not a clue on what I was actually miniaturizing (which happens a lot when you work from pictures). But it sure made me very hungry
I found a few shiny fabrics I had at home and got some others to make the cushions and carpets. It was really nice to work on it and made me long for more work on food around the world. I'm just so bad doing things that I don't really know. I realize I have the tendency to keep doing food I eat and know well.
On a very cute background! Found that adorable paper at my local craft store and I'm in love with it The macarons are made out of polymer clay, the box out of paper. You can learn how I make the macarons in my book www.petitplat.fr/shop/index.ph…
I made a bunch of miniature layered cakes out of polymer clay. All in 1:12 scale.
These colors just told me "sunset", so I created a color gradation on the outside. When my BF saw it, he thought the gradation wasn't perfect enough and suggested to decorate the cake. So I just added a few flowers, giving it a tropical island feel
Sooo I finished the piece that will be exhibited in London for the launch of the book "Wild Art". The publisher is making an exhibition with works of the book in London.
They’re having a launch event for this book in Shoreditch on 17 October (next week!!)– they will have a stand at The Other Art Fair/Moniker at the Truman Brewery, then they are working on a ‘wild art walk’ to 71a Leonard Street Gallery (Huck Magazine’s place) where there will be a party (public, apparently they'll set up an EventBrite - whatever that is).
Anyway! I now achieved the goal to just be who I am and don't try to overthink what I do. I strongly believe that Art is the mere personal interpretation of the world that surrounds us. It tells a personal story about who you are, thus Art is something that comes naturally. I'm happy most of the time, so my work is playful. Of course I do have political views and I feel strongly about many things, but I don't want to work on it, so I just don't. At least not yet.
This piece started with the cow table and me wanting to put a gingerbread house on it. Pretty much straight-forward, a farm came to my mind. You've seen the slow progress, I hope you like the result! I sure do