Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm back............

I feel so guilty for not having posted in a year.  For so long I didn't even read any blogs and my workshop was quiet.  Real life sometimes sends you so many curve balls that the things you enjoy doing kind of sink into the background.  I took this week off work just to relax and rejuvenate myself.  I sat down to a computer and just started to read some of the many fabulous miniature blogs out there. 

I also enjoy checking out what others are reading and found Ray Whitledge's new blog at  Attending one of Whitledge-Burgess workshops has been on my bucket list for a long time, so I was immediately impressed that Ray was sharing his work online on his blog.  I sank in every word he wrote and devoured every picture like a starving person.  I sent him a comment, and he was so kind to respond back to me on my blog.

That was just the inspiration I needed to go down into my workshop today.  I have stepped into the workshop on the rare occasion in the past year, tore apart a miniature chair, left it alone, started to stain and sand the wood, then left it alone, came back and recovered the pieces, left it alone, started to glue in back together, then left it are getting the picture I take  But at last one chair is completed, but I still have one more to go.  It will someday find it's way into my castle room.

It started as the cream chair shown below, then there's a shot of the second chair torn apart, and my finished chair.

It's unbelieveable that while I have deserted my post for a year, people have still dropped by to read my ramblings.  I have climbed to 194 followers in my absense.  Thanks for taking an interest in my work, when even I had not taken any interest it, I am trully grateful.  I have so much reading to catch up on all of your blogs as well.  I have regained my inspiration.

It looks like blogger as made changes to their format in the past year, and my template also seems to have changed.  I'll try to make some changes here as well. So mini things to do......

I'm off to paint a white metal bike now to make it look old and rusted to go in front of my miniature bakery.

Thank you to each and everyone for inspiring me with your work.



cockerina said...

Hello Wanda! Welcome back! I am happy to read you again, I hope everything is going well in your real life ... and yes, it is true it takes a lot of our time, but it is always leisurely back to the old healthy habits! LOL
Your chair is beautiful and this shows that, even if after a year, your creativity is still very prolific!
I hope to soon see progress in your blog that I always follow with great admiration!
a huge kiss!

Giac said...

Hello Wanda,
How lovely to have a new post. The chair looks absolutely fantastic. i love the fabric you chose. Well worth the way.
All the best,

otterine said...

Nice to see you! Beautiful work on the chair!

Steinworks said...

Im glad Ray was able to reach you, sometimes just reading the other blogs is all it takes

welcome back
Marisa :)

Wanda said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I've been reading everyone's blogs and creating more minis myself all day. I've been so inspired.

Patty said...

Wanda, The chair came out so wonderful. I love the fabric! The pair will look stunning!

Norma said...

Absolutely delighted to see you back Wanda, you've been missed.

I LOVE what you've done with that chair, it's a real 'rags to riches' story ;) It'll be perfect in a castle setting.

Lucille said...

Hi Wanda! I just joined your blog. I don't have one of my own but I love to leave comments! Your chair is so beautiful! I love your work. You are so very talented! I used to read you before you went away. I'm so happy that you're back!