Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Gallery

Mira tried her hand at the spinning wheel yesterday. If you look closely at her face (and at the yarn on the bobbin), you can pretty much tell how she felt about the whole experience. She spins fine on a drop spindle, so I think that it is just a matter of time before she gets the wheel. I hope that she doesn't let a not so successful first try discourage her from trying again. Her biggest complaint? The wheel kept spinning the wrong way.
Here is a little scene that she set up on a shelf in her room. The ground and background is painted, the trees are make from wine corks and green felt, and the critters (mostly dragons are fimo. Click on the picture of a close up.You can really see the size scale too. Everyone knows how big a wine cork is.
Here is a snake smelling a flower
A mother with her hatchling and eggs.

flying dragon
Fire breathing snake and rat with a pin for size scale.
And another hatchling. These things are all incredibly small and as you can see, quite well done. Sorry about the blurry photos. Some of us are good photographers... and then there is me.


Valerie said...

Wow, Mira has quite the imagination!
Nice work...and the spinning will come.

a. said...

she is very creative! wonder where she gets it from? :o)

craftydabbler said...

That look on her face makes me want to go up to her and tell her it is ok. It just takes practice and she will do fine.

ms. pea said...

I think fantasy fimo is definitely Mira's medium. What an amazing scene!

Leigh said...

Gee, I remember having that same complaint when I first started spinning on a wheel :) She's obviously got talent!

Jo in Boston said...

That fimo work is amazing! She's already a better spinner than I!

Erin said...

She is very talented! I really love her scene.