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    Original URL path: http://www.cdhm.org/miniatures/turnings.php?start=0 (2016-04-27)
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  • - MUFFA Miniatures - Mariella Vitale's CDHM Profile
    passion for small cute sweet and crafted things started when I was a child and my granny taught me how to knit and crochet at the age of six I also went to school by the Nuns and as a good girl I had to learn to embroider too and the back side of the work had to be perfect I think Nuns grow paranoic crafters My creations are often

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  • CDHM Favorites
    new work Benefits of permanent registration Receive Email updates when your favorite artists update their gallery Personalize your CDHM experience Create artist feedback to help other CDHM users No Thanks I want to use a Cookie to store my site

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  • www.cdhm.org October 2009 CDHM Featured Artisan
    to use real one piece solid glass bottles Still thinking this is going to be so easy I picked up a tiny plant to insert through the bottle s neck and was shocked to find that my tweezers would not open to release the plant Every time I pulled my tweezers out the plant was still in them After three days of frustration tears and lot of cursing I mastered it she exclaimed Era was awarded IGMA Artisan in 2005 and a Fellowship in 2007 in the category of flowers and plants an honor that did not come easily and that she is extremely proud to have achieved I ve had Rheumatoid Arthritis since age 25 so my fingers don t bend or grasp well and my wrist joints have been surgically removed she said For training she counts many hours of Horticultural classes at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Virginia Her interest and her husband s in mini flowers and plants came about in part due to a retirement dream of leaving the greenhouse behind for the allure of a motor home on the open road We motor homed around the country doing shows and having fun for five years before settling down in Mesa Arizona Due to our lack of space in the motor home it seemed only natural to combine my two loves plants and miniatures In Mesa their new home included the luxury of a 16 by 16 foot studio for mini making Now her biggest challenge is painting specialty papers to create her incredibly realistic flowers and plants for miniature gardens and keeping track of her ever important tweezers and needle tools I recently completed a three year landscaping commission for the new Mini Time Machine Museum in Tucson opening in October It took me

    Original URL path: http://www.cdhm.org/news/featured1009.php (2016-04-27)
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  • www.cdhm.org October 2009 CDHM Featured Category - August in the Dolls House
    Erin And like all those things twixt Heaven and Earth reality in the Imagination Realm is a very broad concept I love to stock my magical cubbies with mushrooms tiny nests of robin s eggs various lizards and owls and other little whatnots I try to make everything unique For instance brooms have a skeletal leg bone stick or end in a petrified troll hand Even if I duplicate an object like make another broom I try to avoid making an exact copy even if it s just to change the color Usually my more elaborate pieces can t be duplicated because they are made with found objects like a seed pod said Grimdeva And as is often the case in reality it s hard for the magic makers not to play favorites with their creations To be honest I have several sculpts that are dear to my heart But I know that there s always one that stands out to me this sculpt is Zinerva The Witch of Time I just love everything about this art doll her coloring pose expression I think it will be hard for me to top her said Vania Mine has to be Mightier Than the Sword He s an entirely new species a Hlarim the first of his kind His race has a fascinating culture that I am still discovering He strides with great purpose and determination And I love his potbelly added Erin Grimdeva s favorite thing is to help others create special settings for such beings as witches and Hlarims to explore There are a quiet number of hardcore fantasy collectors out there who know exactly what they want for their haunted mansions and castles Then there are newcomers who don t know where to start but find the idea of spooky or wizard s magic intriguing The easiest is to add a few magical details to an existing collection or as a seasonal display like an eye catching magical cabinet desk or trunk filled with mystical goodies to set the mood said Grimdeva Throw around a few baskets full of spotted mushrooms some spell books a cat or two and viola From there you can add layers of black silk or mesh across furniture and hanging from drapes or even stretch a bit of faux cotton webbing about A few high quality artisan pieces will distinguish your collection rather than covering your house in plastic bright orange bits she continued Consider other color schemes besides the stereotypical orange and black How about silver and sage or red and gold All of this can then be neatly packed away when the dark holiday is over And if you are interested in trying a more permanent spooky or fantasy collection but aren t up to a whole dollhouse consider doing a roombox first using something creative like a faux pumpkin a cigar box bound to look like a spell book a large oatmeal container as a castle tower or a cave scene

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  • www.cdhm.org October 2009 CDHM Featured Gallery
    of my coffee mugs for a breakfast she was planning for her organization until I pointed out that they were only 3 8 high From her childhood in rural Nebraska to her current home on a wooded hilltop in rural Missouri Ronni still appreciates the natural beauty of the great out of doors and likes to include natural elements whenever possible I work mostly in porcelain But I love making things from natural materials seashell arrangements wood pinecones grasses etc Most of my things are in 1 12 scale but some are small enough to be used in 1 24 settings she said I started doing ceramics over 30 years ago specializing in selling wildlife and tea sets full size and children s to gift shops As time went on I made tea sets smaller and smaller When I started making things to scale I turned to porcelain I can make things much more delicate smaller and thinner with porcelain I have only been working in porcelain miniatures for a couple of years Her works are now sold on her website Timber Ridge Studio www trs240 com and on cdhm org for between 5 and 15 Her studio is in the basement of her house featuring a front wall made completely of windows and houses her kiln lathe and porcelain molds At first it only encompassed the first half of the room but now she says she has taken over the back half as well My art would take an altogether different form if I didn t have my kiln In fact I just got my new kiln last week It is versatile enough to do everything from glass work to porcelain and can fire a decal on glass without distorting it or heat to over 2300 degrees which is needed for porcelain she explained She is still learning about the intricacies of working with porcelain and spends a good deal of time creating the perfect molds My husband keeps me supplied in the wood pieces for my creations and makes the blanks for the molds I plan to make in the near future He takes the measurements of a full size piece divides by 12 and adds 16 for the shrinkage that occurs when porcelain is fired in the kiln Then he makes the piece to that exact dimension on the lathe out of plastic Without that I couldn t make the mold to scale The most difficult thing I am dealing with right now is learning to make quality master molds so I can make things in porcelain to scale There are very few good molds available for the miniaturist she said Canisters planters plant stands and different dishes are on her to be created list I am making decals for my use but haven t perfected it to the point where I can sell them for others to apply They are very touchy made with an inkjet printer I think a laser printer would probably solve the

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  • www.cdhm.org Meet the Staff and Moderators Team of CDHM
    As a full time craftsman and woodturner who has perfected his craft Bertie is a member of the American Association of Woodturners He is a master turner creating vases bowls cups and other tiny miniatures using woods and acrylics You can find Bertie most of the time in the Turnings Forum under the nickname ncshrimper His enlistment as a U S Coast Guard officer now retired allowed Bertie to travel and work in both Atlantic and Pacific oceans as well as the Bering Sea This nomadic career allowed Bertie to live all over the United States including Alaska His specialty was in search rescue as well as aids to navigation law enforcement and homeland and port security Now days Bertie spends his winters in the Rocky Mountains of Utah and his summers on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina indulging his love affair with woods of all kinds Visit Bertie s CDHM Gallery IGMA Fellow Betsy Niederer The Miniature Way iMag Staff Writer Food and Sr Forum Moderator Artistic foodie Betsy is the Senior Moderator of the CDHM Forums You can find her hanging out in the Food Forum answering questions and encouraging new member participation and inspiring others with her latest creation under the nickname kachookie Betsy began her adventures into dollhouse miniatures in 2002 Since that time she has achieved Artisan status in the IGMA the International Guild of Miniature Artisans food category in 2004 then in 2007 she was granted Fellow status After a New Jersey USA childhood she was off to college in Virginia where she says she majored in Biology Frat Parties After graduation she transferred to the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Master s degree in nursing She worked as an obstetrical clinical specialist until the birth of her first child Married and a stay at home Mom to two boys she s always busy She says they have no live in pets but Bob the Groundhog lives in their back yard and they ve adopted two baby deer who eat all of the tomatoes in her garden Betsy and her boys are active horseback riders and Betsy is known to finish a good book in one day a hand s down winner to her least favorite occupation of house cleaning Visit Betsy s CDHM Gallery Daisy Carpi Forum Moderator Daisy is our South American Moderator in the CDHM Forums She s lives in Brazil married and has three children two girls and a boy She attended University for Visual Arts with additional training in painting In 2002 Daisy started making miniatures using cold porcelain Then she joined a group in Brazil and started making miniature plants using paper Later she starting making wood and cardboard furniture then that lead to her experimenting with many other forms of miniatures Now she has moved into polymer clay using various techniques to create dolls house foods Fiona Bateman Forum Board Moderator Discussão Geral Fiona is a Forum Board moderator for our Spaish and Portuguese language membership Discussäo Geral A resident of the UK she s a stay at home mom of two children Vicky 7 and Graeme 5 Fiona still finds time to create some of the most beautiful miniature turnings you will find During the day while the kids are at school she can be found in her workshop turning miniatures from wood acrylic corian and palm nuts She is relatively new to the turning world but finds it extremely addictive She finds that there is something magical about choosing a lump of material and turning it into a gorgeous vase or bowl Visit Fiona s CDHM Gallery Lauretta Carroll The Miniature Way iMag Staff Writer and Sr Forum Moderator Lauretta is a Sr Moderator of the CDHM Forums using the nickname lauretta Specializing in 144th scale shops dollhouses and roombox structures that are not normally found in ready made kits under the business name of Midnight Magic Miniatures Lauretta says that she was bitten by the miniature bug when she was very young Spending more time building rooms for her Barbie dolls than playing with the dolls Then at the age of 17 she received her first real dollhouse a Harrison in 1 12th scale which she worked on for years Later she joined a club and as they say the rest is history Visit Lauretta s CDHM Gallery IGMA Fellow Linda Cummings The Miniature Way iMag Staff Writer Food and Forum Moderator Linda is a Moderator of the CDHM Forums using the nickname linsminis Mother of 3 grown girls and a grandmother of 3 she lives in the North East part of England I have loads of time to create my minis I have always been a little on the arty side enjoying any kind of creativity but especially tiny counted cross stitch and water colour painting Having run out of wall space for my paintings miniatures came along at just the right time for Linda Nowadays Linda says I live eat sleep and dream miniatures and have for the past 5 years now and as yet no one has come up with a satisfactory antidote Linda was award IGMA Fellow and holds that status in the food category of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans Visit Linda s CDHM Gallery Lori Turner Dolinsek Forum Moderator No mini is too small for the notice of micro mini Moderator Lori of the CDHM Forums A self taught artisan specializing in 144 scale dollhouses she transforms the smallest of houses into brilliant works of art fully decorated and landscaped You can always find Lori in the Smaller Scales Forum Look for her using the nickname loshcosh She is a single Mom with three kids in sunny California USA Her youngest child has health issues and spends a lot of time in the hospital so miniatures are a way for Lori to relax Lori is also Mom to a menagerie of pets six dogs three cats two goats a tortoise and at least seventy birds

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  • www.cdhm.org October 2009 CDHM Member Articles
    viewing and then saved Yikes Then I call my sister who is a professional photographer with hope or pleading in my voice I ask What can be done How can I enlarge these She says Nothing no they cannot be enlarged She is very sorry and asks me why I didn t save the originals I don t know But I am crushed How could I have not been more prepared I watched all Keanu Reeves Sci Fi movies I should have known That is the day I carted my behind to the store and purchased another flash drive AND a nice but not so small case don t want to lose it in my organized mess of a studio to store it in along with the other flash drives I will have when that one is full In fact after my 4GB 4 gigabytes Wow flash drive purchase I saw an 8GB one on sale at Best Buy in the Sunday flyer 8GB Gees And it s almost the same size as the calcium pill I take All that room in such a tiny tiny space It s like something out of Alice s Wonderland Amazing If you really want to see something amazing type Flash Drives into Google Images They are not only functional they are a fashion statement too But I guess it was a good lesson learned Nothing to do but move forward a bit smarter Now I photograph my work save a copy of the large original photo files onto my flash drive FIRST Then I open my photo s in Adobe and get them all ready for easy web viewing saving them again as a small file on my computer And for those of you who have older computers without 52 USB ports 45

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