Here is Sandman and his friend "bluebird" (in the last picture). I was inspired by a Finnish poem/song about Sandman. I made the doll and found his car from a fleamarket. It's actually a lamp. Everything else is handmade by me.
I'm making a home for a Tiger. He is part of the picture book I've been working on. House is made out of cardboard and there are real pressed fern leaves in the wallpaper. I used glue and gesso to make that. A round table is made out of an old book cover, chess pieces and wooden beads. Chairs are also of recycled materials. I dismantled a wooden dish drying rack which I found and used bits of its wood for the chairs. Window is made with quilling technique using paper, Glossy Accent and enamel paint. I love using jigsaw puzzle pieces as floor tiles. Here I used a bigger puzzle as I usually use 1000 pieces puzzles.
I have been working - slowly but surely - on this story about a cat called Mau and a dog called Curly. They travel to a far away land. I have written a story and I make illustrations for it by photographing miniature scenes. I can only work on it when I'm not busy with other work but I hope I could finish it this year or next. This week I was making one of the illustrations and suddenly had an idea to try to animate it. It's my first attempt ever so I know it's far from perfect. But it made me happy anyway, it's exciting to see my characters come alive and it was fun to learn something new!
I saw a picture of a pink folding screen with mirrors and wanted to make it in miniature. I made another one in green, too. I think I'll try a light yellow as well. I used chalk paints to paint them. They are easy to use and to mix different shades. The folding screens are made mostly out of old book covers which is easily my favorite material. It gives me satisfaction somehow to use things nobody wants or appreciates anymore and create something beautiful out of it and give it a new purpose.