Besides books and beads I am easily distracted by miniature
stuff, especially of the handcrafted dollhouse-scale variety.
I once owned a vintage handmade huge dollhouse, 2 rooms
deep like a real house. It was almost as big as my little
apartment living room, so it had to go. I still have a 2
room "Pine St." shop I made from the wooden crate
in which my French cookware was shipped long ago
No power tools were used in its creation. Working on it
kept me sane during a fallow work period back then.
Upstairs, an artist's studio, downstairs a gourmet
food and cookware shop I dubbed "Small Potatoes.
This morning, my friend Alice from www.thecarrotbox.com
posted some links on her blog
that led me to http://www.artisansinminiature.com/ ,
an online miniatures magazine for professional miniature artisans.
They had me on page 1, but to join one needs to be a Professional Miniatures Artisan.
So, I submitted these two items that I made
for consideration, hoping they are good enough, along with my books and beads to obtain some dispensation.
Here's hoping. ;-)
PS: They've turned me down because the rules say I must be an artisan who SELLS her miniature work. Never fear, I see this as an impetus to do some miniatures for sale on ETSY. Stay tuned.