Monday, April 16, 2012

Plug Post




Hello everyone,

I have titled this post as plug post as I have a few blogs that I would love for you to take the time to have a look at. First up is Lidi Stroud's blog who is a fellow Australian and I stumbled upon her work a little while ago and can now happily say I am proud to own a pice of her extremely intricate work. Lidi makes these amazing baskets and a just cannot do justice in the photo the intricacy of her work. The moment I unwrapped her basket I was astounded at the tiny, tiny, weaves that I would not have thought humanly possible, I wish I had put in a match stick to show the scale.I will be placing the basket in my kitchen with goodies from the market but i thought wine and flowers would do the trick for now. Lidi has a huge range of baskets to choose from and you wont be disappointed. To go to Lidi's blog click Here






Next I would like to show you some Art works from Dr David Huckvale. I consider David a very dear friend of mine and have come to know him through his blog Dr Huckvale's Castle of Gothic Horror. Please don't be put of by the "spooky" title, David has had a twenty year long career with the BBC as a critic and presenter of classical music, he is a lecturer at Cambridge University and has published several books on music in film and has a special interest in the "Hammer Horror" genre. His blog focuses mostly on his artwork inspired by music and literature and as the above works show his talents are extensive. Any one that has an interest in the arts would not be disappointed, and warmly welcomed to comment. The followers button appears as you run your curser down the right hand side and comments appear by clicking on the heading. Please click Here to visit his blog.

P.S David is partner to none other than our lovely Andy from Dollhouses and Miniatures.



Finally a family plug. My son Jay has recently released a single with his band Animal Ghosts. Their genre is  Indie/PostPunk and whilst they are possibly not the type of music most miniaturists listen to whilst tinkering with their tinies, I thought there maybe a few of you that have young ones that might be interested. Jay is the lead singer and guitarist of the band and they have been playing gigs in melbourne pubs for several months and have independently released their single Oxana on itunes. I am a very proud Mum and love their gutsy sound. To check them out and sample Oxanna go to their Facebook page by clicking Here

Well thats all folks, I hope I have given you some food for thought.

Happy minis,

Fi xxx


25 comments:

  1. I find the blogs that you assessed with us very very fun.
    Congratulations on such a talented son.
    You will be proud of him.
    Dear greetings, Alexandra

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    1. Hello My Dear,

      so lovely to hear from you and glad you enjoyed.

      Fi xxxx

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  2. Very awesome stuff!!! I am always envious of musicians! I can't play anything or sing for beans!

    I'll go check them out!

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    1. Hi Heather,

      Me too, I have no idea where his talent came from......LOL

      Fi x

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  3. Ha-ha, you'de be surprised what miniaturists listen to. My favourite playlist to work to contains Alice in Chains, Audioslave, Puddle of Mudd...basically anything with a slamming drum beat and grungy singing. Congrats to your son and thanks for the links =0)

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    1. Hey Pepper,

      a girl after my own heart, I thought I was the only one listening to a slamming drum beat, my kids often laugh when they hear what I'm listening too whilst doing my minies. But don't tell David, he's doing a good job of educating me into an appreciation of classical music and i am enjoying it....lol

      Fi x

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  4. Thanks for the links. I love those baskets, and while I was a little leary of Dr David Huckvale,I found his blog very enjoyable. I didn't quite "get with" your son's music (I guess I stopped with the Beatles!), but I think that it is wonderful what he and his group are doing. I hope his music is very successful.

    Cheers,
    Iris

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    1. Hi Iris,

      I'm pleased you liked Lidi's basket, it is gorgeous and David is no where near as scary as he seams, he's really a teddy bare in disguise.

      As for Jays music, it aint the Beatles but it does keep him happy.........; )

      ML Fi x

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    2. And that's what that matters (and that you are proud of him).

      Iris

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  5. Muchas gracias por los enlaces.
    besitos ascension

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  6. Fi - firstly, thank you for showing off the basket - it looks great!
    Thank you for sharing the link to Dr David Huckvale's blog - will spend some time there me-thinks.
    You should be a proud Mum too! They (the band) obviously love what they do and that's super! My music is driven by mood and I listen to anything from the classics to rock and everything in between - not good with country/western though!
    Mini hugs...

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    1. Hi Lidi,

      You are so welcome. I am a proud Mum, and i love to see them play live, I become a teenager again. I love a good range of music too, David has got me listening to classical at the moment, i think I'm with you on the country and western though......lol

      Fi xx

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  7. they are really amazing baskets!!!!! thank you for sharing them and for your lovely comment on my blog!!!!
    Luisa

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    1. Hi Luisa,

      thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad I came across your blog.

      Fi x

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  8. Great plugs! Thanks for the tips, doll! "Tinkering with their tinies..." LMFAO!!!

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    1. Hehe,

      I couldn't work out what the initials were for then when I did I LMFAO!!!!!

      xxx

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  9. Hi Fi,
    Thank you so much for the great plugs. I love finding new websites to look at, order from, and get inspired by. Even though it is not necesarily my type of music I did enjoy the band's song. I wish them all the success in the world... I'm still a little in shock, byy your profile pick I'd never thought you were the mother of a teenager.
    Have a wonderful week Fi,
    Big hugs,
    Giac

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    1. You know Giac, one way or another you always manage to brighten my day with your comments, but today even more so......hehe, I think the camera was a little out of focus......;)

      ML Fi XX

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  10. Thanks for the links, Fi. A great variety there. As for music? Anything but rap for me!

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  11. You know Irene, I'm with you, rap just doesn't do it for me, and I love that i'm getting an idea of everyones musical taste!

    ML Fi xx

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  12. I meant to comment on this post ages ago and completely forgot!!

    Meh! seen all those paintings before somewhere!! ;) The name rings a bell too!! ;D

    I love the basket, beautifully made!! what a talent!

    Wish your sone well, what an exciting thing to be doing, no wonder you're so proud of him!!

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  13. Hi Andy,

    Yes I imagine there are a few paintings like that kicking around your place........; )

    I do love the basket, it really is sooo beautifully made, I have been a bit distracted this week and haven't filled it yet.

    I am proud of Jay, he writes the songs himself and they are are so dynamic when you see them live!

    Fi xx

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