Sunday, May 31, 2015

olive (or chickpea)

I was going to call this post "chasing butterflies", but I forgot to make the butterfly, so olive it is. 

The quiet corner isn't over, I'm just doing something different this week. 

Meet Olive (or chickpea, because chickpeas have less sodium). Since I didn't have any grey fur-like substances, I coated him with cotton and then dabbed grey paint over that.

I didn't think it'd work, but it did. :D

 Progress has been great on the CC2015, that's part of the reason why I didn't prepare a lot for this week's scene. 

'Til next time! :D

Monday, May 25, 2015

the quiet corner part IV

A short break from minis today... a new album came out from one of my favourite bands, and this is my little miniature tribute to them.

Sorry, my computer was acting up yesterday, and it kept telling me I had some error in trying to publish the post when I wasn't even trying to publish it, I was trying to add pictures... it was odd. So far, it seems to be alright...

 This is twenty one pilots, and they just came out with their new album, BLURRYFACE, a couple days ago. We have our two band members up there, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. There used to be three... but that's another story. Next time Rend Collective comes out with an album, I'll do a little scene for them, too. Maybe all of their unique instruments propped up side-by-side against a seawall. :D

I'm going to try to remember to stick a penny in there to show the scale. I've been meaning to do this for a long time, because I don't exactly work in 1:12 scale and I'm pretty sure that's what most of you think I work in. It's helpful for storage and material usage, and I don't buy minis anyways, so I don't have to deal with hunting down the scale I work in if I wanted to buy a miniature.

'Til next time! :D

Sunday, May 17, 2015

the quiet corner part III

After a week of spiders, rapids, and car rides, here are the photos I took.
This is the Chattooga River. It runs through South Carolina and I believe partly on the border between Georgia and South Carolina. It's a national park that is famous for its white water rafting.

The little glass is hot glue that started out as a stick, but then I ran the heated metal mouth of the glue gun around it and pinched away at the glue to give it its glass-like shape. I gently pressed the metal piece into the "glass", and while it was still heated, I dropped a small blue glass bead into it.


The other pictures in this series were taken from a tree beside Dairy Queen.  


'Til next time! :D

Saturday, May 9, 2015

the quiet corner part II

Busy week! Finals were completed, school wrapped up, plans made and oh dear, I should probably be sleeping because we leave early in the morning for some place with hopefully a minuscule picturesque nook so I can photograph something, but more on that later. 

These flowers are made of little circles of leftover paper from the hole-punch device, crumpled up and glued on top of one another with painted jewellery wire stems. There you have it, another use for jewellery wire (this list is getting pretty extensive, isn't it?).

 'Til next time! :D

Sunday, May 3, 2015

the quiet corner.

That "dining room" I can never get around to has been behind my eyes insisting to be before them for days. I'm starting a series of posts similar to this, called "the quiet corner". This is day one.

Looks like cinnamon rolls. And cinnamon rolls. That's about it :)

Summer is (thankfully) just two. days. away. 

I'm not saying I'll have complete time off for the mini world hidden in my room, but I can be sure of at least another five hours per day. Yaaaayy :)

Now. Need to go cram for finals. 

'Til next time! :D