Saturday, May 10, 2008

mini dream come true


Not long after I discovered my love of miniatures I saw a wine and cheese table featured in a a mini magazine. It was made by Janet Uyetake and was for sale at the Good Sam show in California. I knew I would never make it to that show, but was in love with Janet's work none the less. I saw her stuff come up for sale on e-bay from time to time and drooled over it, but never bought anything because it was out of my price range. My only hope was to snag a bargain on e-bay one day. I never dreamed that in a few years I would move to Hawaii and have a chance to meet Janet and add some of her much coveted work to my collection. Above is a wine cellar vignette I put together featuring some of Janet's work and some of my own. Janet made the wine and cheese tray on the table and the basket of grapes and wine on the stone step. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that would happen. Now all that is left is to move somewhere Rik Pierce holds classes, then I can die a happy woman!

5 comments:

Chris V. said...

Grr! Lost my comment!
I love her stuff and admired it on ebay too. I finally saw it in person - wow! Even her Tudor pig -that was amazing, the detail inside! Gee, have room at your house in Hawaii? ha! (I'd love to take a Pierce class too but... and I live close enough. ha!

Chris V. said...

Forgot to add, love the stonework! Sometimes a small scene is nice, not always simpler, but satisfying.

smehreen said...

I want to take a class with Rik Pierce too (when I can afford it!) I met him at a miniature show in Texas last year...he's so nice!

milo said...

Kellie, it's not fair... moving to Hawaii AND meeting your favourite miniature maker... sound like two dreams come true to me - and what dreams!!! As Chris said, have room for guests? ;)))

Kellie said...

As a matter of fact my craft room doubles as a guest room. When we get word of visitors, out goes the sewing table and in goes the air beds. We love being able to share our little bit of paradise and have had many visitors. Funny how none of them came to visit us in Nebraska...
Thanks for the compliment on the stone work. Its just good old fashioned egg cartons. Can't beat the price and the effect is quite convincing.
~Kellie