WeekendMiniaturist Posted March 30, 2016 Share Posted March 30, 2016 The forum has how many members? My forum experience comes from participating in a Petitpointers Yahoo group, and collectively this international group of guys and gals are the most proficient miniaturists that I have ever had the honor to know! As Spring is Dawning here in the US, my thoughts are always optimistic at this time of the year, and I dream of those blocks of uninterrupted time to create. Luckily, employment keeps me in a balanced state and humbled by my lack of progress. (I do have a legitimate excuse!) So all of you who are new to the forum, or you haven't posted in a while, we would love to hear what is on your bench.... I have many unfinished projects. I recently spoke to another miniaturist on the phone and he asked me what I specialized in... hmmmm... I replied starting something new... well at least I am true to my creative soul, and only wish I could specialize in finishing what I've started. This is what is on my bench... Whitledge Burgess roombox kit received April 2015, - that has not seen the light of day.... what were they thinking? This was a 4 day class? R-E-A-L-L-Y????? I'm thinking 5 months of evenings or I need to stay home from miniature traveling and take a week off to concentrate on this one. A needlework stand from GS 2015 - more turning practice is required to get to that exquisite place where I am pleased with the results. I did recently purchase more rosewood and it has been planed and cut into nice pieces for more practice. A more accurate conversation with myself at 12:30 am...... how many turnings do I have to create to get two to match..... ha.... I don't turn at 12:30 am... just contemplating my projects. A Belle-époque dress from GS 2014 - I'm still looking for that perfect piece of antique lace... A Guild Study Program overmantle - still need to make wallpaper color decisions for this room, that will become a bedroom in my dream miniature build. Do I want a muted yellow or use the authentic yellow - customized colored wallpaper is expensive.... I'll be taking my silk fabric samples with me to Chicago to see if I find any options. As I am hopeful that I will not bring home an unfinished project from GS this year, and I won't be in equipment acquisition mode when I return home, I am optimistic that I can get 2,3&4 finished this year, subject to family responsibilities... I hope I can get some of you (lurking miniaturists) to post about something you want to create, finish or start in 2016... What is on your bench? Tamra Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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