Jul 9, 2010

Some old minis

I made a bench for the porch. The rods of the backrest are carved toothpicks. For ten good pieces I made at least twenty. They always broke in two on carving. I haven't choose a colour for the bench yet, maybe pale yellow or green... I don't want to paint it brown.



Making these minis was a pleasure for me. But the wheel was a hard challenge! I made the pieces, then assembled them, then took apart, refining and cutting, and assembling again...not fit...refining, cutting, and so on... Now it's ready, but not a perfect circle. Travelling on this wheel would be very bumpy! The frame is the door of a rabbit-hutch, or something else. The axe in the log is my favourite.


Sometimes you find treasure by accident. I was working in my garden when I saw piles of dried tiny leaves everywhere.  These are the disintegrated catkins of our birch trees dispersed by the wind. They are perfect leaves for an autumn scene, aren't they? I collected a good amount of them.
  

Otherwise I have a massive sore throat. What a stupid thing in july! I draw along a cup of hot tea all the time.

13 comments:

The Old Maid said...

I admire you for carving toothpicks! It must have been hard work but worth effect! Love the wheel! The small leaves are really pretty:)

mijuu said...

Jobbulást! Most ilyen vírus kering a levegőben, mi is benne vagyunk egy ideje. De látom ez nem vetett vissza a munkában:)

Nagyon tetszik minden! A balta különösen, miből van?

Bözse said...

Fából készült. Aztán acrylfestékkel kentem le több rétegben: először ezüst, aztán szürke, végül narancsos árnyalatok, illetve egy kis barna. A nyele csak egy kis pácot kapott (oregoni fenyő, maradt valamelyik bútorgyártási munkánkból).

Carolyn said...

Wow, Bozse, you are very patient to carve all those toothpicks! The miniature leaves are a wonderful find!!! I hope your sore throat is better soon - how annoying to catch one in summer!!!

Margaret said...

That bench is amazing, how can you carve a toothpick, very clever.
The wheel also, and the axe in the log of wood, looks great!

Patty said...

Borze, The bench is amazing. I love that you have carved in the year 1942. The wheel is wonderful and like you, I really love the axe in the wood stump. Your porch is going to look spectacular when completed.

Flora said...

Dear Bozse, the sore throat in July is the most common: I've got even despite the 40 ° C!
But this has not prevented you from creating additional treasures! I like everything, you're really good...
The ax in the log is really beautiful :-)
Mini hugs, Flora

Roberta said...

I love your bench!!!!
It's so nice...
Great job!!
Roberta

Anneke said...

the bench is fabulous, must have been quite a lot of work!? but it is absolutely lovely!

Kikka said...

Lovely Bench! Exact and fine work! Beautiful!

Iris said...

Beautiful bench. Good job!

Victoria said...

I just loved the bench! It's perfectly made, and the carving is very cute!

Norma said...

I hope you are feeling better now.

The bench is gorgeous, I'm sure I'd break 100% of the toothpicks! Your 'bumpy' wheel is probably quite authentic, I'm sure that a few apprentice wheel makers produced something similar :)