Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Can you spot the mistake?

I'm back from my vacation! I am feeling so happy and grateful. The older I get, my kind of ideal vacation changes. I'm more interested in experiencing and learning new things. I did a lot of those things on this trip. I ventured and discovered new places on my own, which I'm really proud of. I also managed to attend a talk about aquaponics and learned new things. Having a curiosity about life and things makes us alive! There were a couple more talks I wanted to go to but I was pressed with time.  

Today, I wanted to show you a dollhouse miniature watering can I made recently.

When I was being pointed out the mistake I made, my first reaction was laughing out loud. I could imagine this in real life, and it would be hilarious. The one and only silly watering can - handmade by me.

But I find this so precious, and I'll always keep it by my side. It's a piece that holds so many valuable lessons for me - finding laughter in the "mistakes" we make, taking ourselves less seriously, viewing life with curiosity.
I find these values important. :)

When I showed it to my mom and brother and asked them to spot the mistake, honestly they were staring at it and did not spot the obvious mistake. They talked about the sprout, how the angle wasn't right, etc. But it wasn't that. I guess only those who are into gardening could tell easily.

I'll leave you to make a guess!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Eclair Jewelry - Dessert Necklace

I am feeling so productive today and wanted to write one more post before I leave for my vacation tomorrow! I've been quite excited to show you all what I've been working on, and honestly I have other plans to expand this idea, but we would have to wait till I am back.

So earlier on, I sculpted some fake eclairs from scratch. I did some on 1:12 scale a little while back but I've never made something of this size. They are about 5cm long.

Some fake eclairs without cream
I covered them with one coat of chocolate sauce and waited for them to dry. I then decided that a second coat is much needed as I could still see some empty spots around.

An obligatory hand shot

So for my first try, I turned them into necklace!

Made some vanilla cream to go in between the eclairs

I am excited with this idea and plan to come up with more colors and variety, maybe magnets too! That would be so cute and cool. This will definitely be on my list of to do when I am back.

This eclair necklace is available in my store here.