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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Sentimental Treasures

Im sure that we all have our favourite minis for looks or even sentimental reasons so i thought id share one of mine with you but first let me tell you how it got to me.
A few years back i recieved an email from a lady in America asking about one of my pieces, eventually this piece made its way to a new home in the states, a few weeks went by and i recieved a package from the same lady with a hand wrttern letter which i was shocked by, upon reading the letter she told me that she had sent me the items in the box to see if i could use them in some way for making more miniatures which i was delighted about one of the items in the box was this tiny dried out fish just 40mm in length which she explained in the letter she had found when she was a child on a beach and had kept for many years because she like it.


I returned a letter back thanking her and also exchanged many emails and later found out that she was also an artist that loved unconventional and unusual things her name was edie roberson.
I was amazed to think that such a profound artist would take an interest in my work but after reading further emails it made better sense to me.I cherish this little fish that Edie found as a child and will never part with it to think that she decided to send it to me amongest other things to see if i could use it means so much.


God bless you Edie always in my thoughts.
Have a wonderful day everyone

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift! And how wonderful to develop a friendship along with it. Another type of gift.

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    1. Thank you Sheila indeed it was a very special gift i would have loved to have met Edie :)

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  2. I love the tiny fish. You have made such a great home for it.
    How sweet of you Mrs.Roberson.

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    1. Thank you Catherine i was amazed when my eyes first saw it i always intended to make a cabinet for it and this felt the right time. :)

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  3. The tiny fish is already an extraordinary specimen but what makes it even MORE special is the story that goes with it. And what a great honour for you to possess them both! :)

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth indeed it still puts a smaile on my face now each time i look at it :)

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  4. The story attached to the fish is wonderful. Mrs. Roberson sounds like an interesting and kind friend to have. my condoleances.

    The fish is certainly a great curio. And in a 1:12 scale it looks like a remnant from prehistory. The Victorian glass displaycase gives it a proper surrounding.

    Huibrecht

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    1. Many thanks Huibrecht, my thoughts exactly i think sometimes we forget just how big or small some of natures natural wonders can be :)

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  5. Goodness ! how 'big/small' is it ? what a find. You made it into Something worthy of any Wunderkammer, can't wait to see all you pieces in one room. Huggss

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    1. Hi Mrs M i too look forward to the day i can put it into the wunderkammer room :)

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  6. This is such a lovely and incredible story.. making that beautiful little fish even more special.

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    1. Many thanks Anna the thought that she also took the time to send me a hand writtern letter espcially in this day and age made it even more so :)

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  7. I love this! The story, the little fish and how you have honored it! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. That is the coolest thing ever!

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  9. How absolutely delightful! And I love the way you displayed it.
    Reading your post, I immediately thought of a few small treasures I've kept since my childhood. Sooner or later, I'm going to dig them out and give them a home in my dollhouse.

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    1. Hi Megan, so you should i think if we can included little treasures that we found when we were children it makes the piece of work so much more special and gives a great story to tell our children and grandchildren :)

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  10. Ce poisson, et son histoire, sont extraordinaires! Cette boite est une merveille, j'adore ce genre d'objet unique et un peu mystérieux.

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    1. Merci jean-claude, je m'efforce de rendre unique tout ce que je crée et essaie toujours de cacher un petit secret à l'intérieur ;)

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  11. What a lovely thing to receive and such a nice story to accompany it. You've certainly done the piece justice with it's little cabinet.

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