To my Dear Friend Ilona,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEARIE!!!!!!!!
I know today - 19th January is your Birthday, today is almost at it's end here and in it's early stages in the Nederlands. I hope you have a wonderful day full of Family, Friends and celebrations! I would like to thank you for your kindness and friendship, it is hard to imagine a friendship growing over such long distances but some how, as we all know connections can be made without ever having laid eyes on each other. You are an inspiration to us all and the dedication to your craft shows in the exquisite work you create.
I have a little poem I found which made me think of you -
We take our friends with us where ever we go -and say to ourselves:
"They would love this"' "This I must remember to describe", "I wish that they were here to share this view, this meal, this adventure"
Pam Brown, B. 1928
Friendship is unnecessary,
like philosophy, like art.......
It has no survival value;
rather it is one of those things
that give value to survival
So my lovely Lady, I have been thinking of you all day today, whilst at the Australian Open Tennis.
Waiting to get home to make my post. I hope your day is wonderful!
It has also been my Nieces 21st Birthday and I have given her the gift of some Jewellery she liked but I also wanted to make her a card, my original idea was to make a miniature scene out of paper, but you know how it is.......once the mind gets ticking over......paper became Fimo, houses had to have lights, and trees made from seaweed, a path, a figure.........
These are not my greatest photos but I took them last night at India's birthday dinner....with my iphone again, so, they could be better, but you get the idea. The figure is not exactly to scale but I have to admit that the whole process took much longer that I thought and I whipped up the figure 5 mins before walking out the door!!
The village sits on top of a shoe box lid covered in linen. Underneath is a collection of LED lights connected to a battery pack. I drilled holes in the lid and pushed the lights through and stuck the little houses in place over the top. The trees are twigs with little balls of seaweed attached, they do look remarkably like trees I think.
I had so much fun making this little Diorama, I really like the way the houses have turned out, I intended to make them straighter but I kind of like the way they look quite organic.
Happy Minis every one!!!
ML Fi xxx