I was so lucky to be there.
This time I had to make a break, I have a terrible luck with nannies. I’m hoping to get one next week, but for now I’m super jealous of those lucky girls who have grannies My kid just turned one last week and I’m not getting younger, the good thing about birthdays – I got a superb present from my husband, Proxxon planer. I had no time to test it properly, so I’ll leave it for now till the next post.
Now for some photos from London, this time – from Kensington palace and V&A museum, this one is a dollhouse which was made for Queen Victoria:
The second and the last day of the Festival was great, we needed to open our tables one hour earlier, so that we would have a chance to see other exhibitors. I took my chance though some tables were still covered. Anyway, I was lucky to see David Hurley’s work, I bought his micro carving chisels set, didn’t try it yet.
I also had a chance to see latest Mulvany & Rogers commission. Though at the moment it was closed:(
You can see some more photos here.
I feel bad that I didn’t make any photos later, I didn’t take my camera.
The story goes on…
It was my first show abroad, so it was exciting to see all the people – old ladies with their grandchildren, married couples desperately looking for something to buy.
My first thought – nobody’s taking photos! It’s quite common, I’d say, very popular thing in Russia. Lots of people who came by just to take a picture. Here – it was mostly press, and some people who read about me in the magazine or knew me from my blog. As for me, I was really shy to ask for photos – to see all those fantastic artisans, was a bit too much for me, I have so many things to learn, and their creations were really close to perfection.
At the start of the day so many people encouraged me, it was fantastic! They said that the style I’m working in is unusual, mostly they see Victorian or Georgian, so they were happy to see something new and fresh.
I finally got back from London, actually it was Thursday flight back, I missed my baby girl so much, that I decided to take a break and spend some quality time with her. Next week will be only about family, so I won’t be posting much except my impressions from KDF.
It was my first time in London at all, my first miniature show, so I was very nervous and excited at the same time. I also wanted to visit several museum, but I guess this post won’t be about it, some other time. First of all, there won’t be lots of photos – I was busy at my table, then when I had a chance to see other artisans’ tables – it was the last thing on my mind. Besides, photos won’t show the real beauty, you have to see it personally.
I arrived on Friday – before my trip I made lots of boxes for my pieces, at first I was thinking of making them with plywood, they all were supposed to be laser cut. But all I had at the moment was MDF – turned out it was a real good choice. Everything arrived safely in two suitcases. I had only 17 boxes, not much but at the moment I had no idea
I have only one photo in my Instagram of the boxes before gluing them.
I ordered three sizes – all the pieces were divided accordingly.