....dogs, books and blog readers ;-)
Hello my dear readers! Good to see you're all still here after my long absence. I have not been able to do much miniature work these past weeks but I would like to show you the results of two classes I took this year.
I took another porcelain painting class with Cocky Wildschut. This time I decided to paint this little dog on six tiles. As an example I used an image of a tile tableau which dates from around 1800.
Often these types of tile tableaux were found in pairs, a dog and a cat (I may still paint a cat in a next class). The dog and cat represented the good and the bad and with a these on the kitchen walls it would be an every day reminder of the choices we have and make in life.
The dog represented the good, loyalty, watchfulness and honesty. The cat represented the bad, the incarnation of the devil (witches), carelessness and loose sexual morals.
The other class I took was by Tine Krijnen. She taught us the art of miniature bookbinding and (gold) tooling the leather spines and covers. This was so much fun! Tine made a beautiful box with tools for us to keep, so we can continue producing lovely books at home...
...well, after a little more practice of course. The photo below shows my finished book. The gold is very difficult to photograph and does look a bit better in reality although it is not perfect. The leather I used on my book did not show the tooling as well as my practice-piece did.
As you can see here, my piece of practice leather shows the tooling so much better! With all the wonderful tools we got from Tine I can think of so many lovely projects to make. Oh, the possibilities are endless...now to find the time!