Ive spent much of today sat comfortably in front of a log fire while several inches of snow stop me from working outside in my workshop, i have to say its been rather nice taking the odd doggy nap too!!
Ive been quite taken back by how much interest my last project generated once it went on my for sale page 5 enquiries in around 2 hours, i only wish i could have made 5 for the people who were interested in purchasing the piece.
Something i still find hard to accept is that people actually want the pieces i make its strange that a part of me never really considers them good enough to sell and that i could have always made the piece better than it really was. Ive learned a lot since venturing into the world of miniatures back in 2010 and I'm sure that i will continue to do so, i guess that's one of the things that spurns me on and why i enjoy the challenge of making them so much and sharing them with my family i cant thank my wife enough for her valued and honest opinions and of course all of you who follow this journal.
Over the next couple of weeks i will be cutting up new timber weather permitting and making some sketches for my next project. The bible box, these boxes were very popular in Europe in the 17th century and were made in many styles from quite plain to very decorative.
The piece I'm hoping to start construction on will be made using English Oak which i acquired some time back and is dated accurately to around 1600.
Ive not firmly decided on any type of decoration or shape as of yet or if i should attach small feet to the bottom of it I'm quite confident that this will come naturally as the work progresses.
Inside the box will sit a miniature bible published around 1890 - 1900 I'm not sure if this was meant for a child or adult? but it is a beautiful and complete undamaged book and in my view will finish the box off perfectly.
While I'm still here id like to welcome my new followers I'm happy you find my work interesting enough to follow.
Have a great and safe week everyone Tony.