Tuesday, January 11, 2011

inspiration, motivation and new followers

it has been a while since i've posted anything. my mini mojo (as well as blog mojo) has been lacking.  well, not exactly. i've been thinking about this post for a while.  i was just trying to find the right words.  i'm the kind of girl that when i make something, i want it to look/be exactly right. exactly like i thought it should be when i imagined it.  also, i'm very impatient. i want it to look/be right the first time. so needless to say, i've been trying to get away from that mindset and just create.
i am working on sculpting a doll at the moment and it is very slow going because of course it's just not *quite* perfect. i don't know why it should be...it's only the second doll i've ever attempted. i read in a blog somewhere that your first attempts at dolls will probably look like ugly old men no matter what look you were going for. this is true for me. my first doll is...well some say disturbing. she is very disproportioned (small head and large feet and hands). her face is a little scary...but she has a special place in my heart.  she's staying at my mom's house waiting for some clothes.  maybe she'll let me take a picture (after she gets the clothes).  anyway...
on to inspiration...
recent doll inspiration....debie at piskies-and-poppets. her dolls are amazing. i love this pig
furniture inspiration....leftcoastmini  and....
i was looking at ifitshipitshere and came upon this:


go here or here for a better look at he zeta office collection.

so for several hours on sunday i worked on miniature models (only paper templates) of


and last but not least....WELCOME to my newest followers:

margaret at petit-parterre
susi at minieden
megan (minidork) at modernminihouses   oh...another great source of inspiration for modern furniture:)

well, it seems that i have squandered away my morning and i must be off to work. thanks for following my blog:)


  1. My mini mojo and blog mojo is seriously lacking too- hope yours returns soon ♥ I've only sculpted one doll so far- but she did look like an old man- LOL!! Are those your paper models in the last pictures?? If so, they are perfect! If not....then I can't wait to see your versions! What cool furniture!! Have a great week Berri- stay warm and I hope your mojo keeps coming back ♥

  2. The ebb and flow of mojo, one of the great mysteries of life :) Looks like you are getting your back. I would love to see pictures of your doll, mine will be a witch so maybe I won't be too disappointed hee hee. The paper furniture looks great.

    Victoria ♥