Just a quick hello and picture of a project I was working on this weekend.
I attended my first miniature festival in Sarasota. I met so many wonderful artists and collectors. I was there to take a mini class by the extremely talented Valerie Casson all the way from France.
We made a "Romantic Lady's desk and chair". She supplied us with some wonderful print outs, a beautiful pink vase sculpted by her as well as a tiny little deer statue. Her materials and instructions were great. We ran out of time before I could even get half way done so she actually took the time and gave me a quick one on one lesson on how to finish it at home. After that, we attended a gathering at Molly Cromwell's house, she was wonderful as well.
It was such an honor and a pleasure to meet Valerie. Now I have a new pal in France!
Here is a picture of what I ended up making at home. I didn't like how my scroll work came out so I sanded the whole piece and did a decopage number on it and then aged it.
I gave it a Michal Negrin vibe(and background!). One project down many more to go!!