Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wonderland Garden Cake

Do you remember the moment after the long falling through the rabbit hole when Alice finds a small door and she kneels to look along the small passage into 'the loveliest garden you ever saw'! Here it is:

'Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw. How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head though the doorway; ‘and even if my head would go through,’ thought poor Alice, ‘it would be of very little use without my shoulders. Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope! I think I could, if I only know how to begin.’

Well, this is my interpretation of the garden. Actually the theme of The Mini Food Blog made me start to think how to combine 'Alice in Wonderland' and miniature and this lead me just to that moment (and later to the other with the painting of the roses from the previous post).

P.S. Do I upload toooo many photos? Hm...

♥ Забравих да спомена Димитрана и нейните неземно красиви вити торти, които продължават да ме вдъхновяват. Благодаря!
I forgot to mention Dimitrana and her adorable cakes with vertical layers which keep inspiring me. Thank you!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Work in progress - 'Painting the roses red'

I adore the the two stories for Alice [by L. Carroll] since I was a child and there was no way to miss making a themed scene.. Especially as it has become so popular. Here this is the painting of the of white roses in the garden of the Queen of Hearts.
BUT it's UNFINISHED. There is no paint in the box, I want to put a garden fence, some bushes, etc.. There is much to do but I'm progressing slowly :}
About the work - everything except for the vase is made by me. I'll try to post regularly how my work on this is going.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two days in Paris

I haven't had much time for miniatures recently. I visit a course in German every morning and it takes some time and energy,.. Especially to someone who doesn't want to go to bed before 00:30.. I do keep working on two bigger projects but extreeemely slow..
My birthday is on Sunday and I received a short trip to Paris as a present from mom! My boyfriend and I were there for two days and though it was very exhausting - no sleep, unstoppable walking, wandering and rambling in the subway -it was worth it every second :) Paris is adorable indeed! I loved it :} You can guess, I have thousands of pictures, I'll just show you some of my favorites.

Sacré Cœur Basilica and a view to the city from the top of the hill.

Man in the wall sculpture  (it is not well visible on my photo, follow the link). One of the oddest sculptures in Montmatre. It depicts "The Man Who Could Walk Through Walls" written by Marcel Aymé in 1943. It believed that touching the hand of this man brings luck.

Me with a pleased smile in front of the Versailles Palace.

The streets of Montmatre

Just two days in Paris but I felt I will miss it when we were leaving..  ♥