Elinor Cruze Posted September 7, 2014 Share Posted September 7, 2014 I'm Elinor, and I have been making miniatures for almost 2 years. I've always wanted to do this and am taking full advantage of retirement to enjoy myself. I took a woodworking course many years ago, studied pattern making and dress design, did some carpentry projects when we remodeled our house, and had an art studio once devoted to painting. I had a startup set of tools and a workbench, so I bought a few books on miniatures, studied them, did a bunch of internet tutorials, and I was on my way. I've added more tools and more supplies than I care to admit. My husband Frank has a shop in the garage and is going to let me use his lathe. I'm going to the Guild School in Maine next June and plan to take the wood turning class and one of the serious furniture making classes. Meanwhile, I'm going to practice making some spindles. I have an Etsy shop (Aunt Ellie's Miniatures) and have been surprised by how many of my pieces I've sold. Selling isn't my main motivation, however. What I love is the challenge of making new things and doing them as well as I can with my present skills. I can see that IGMA is going to take me to another level.I've attached some images of recent projects. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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