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Mar 23, 2016

I am in love! Zakochałam się!


How could I not be?



I love RL orchids, I had and have a few home (with different results).  Particularly I am fond of slipper orchids and their different and beautiful flowers. So naturally I too love all miniature orchids, I cherish the beautiful gifts from Sans and the prettiest phalenopsis from Ilona and these I bought earlier I like too. ;) And I have been in love with Edi's orchids since a long time.




And how could I not be in love with this slipper orchid which  is a gift from this fabulous Artist and a great Person too. Safely arrived from so far away. Thank you sooooo much Edi!!



My Artists' orchids little collection. ;)


I hope to post another post tomorrow, this time not about flowers. ;)

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Dostałam przepiękny prezent od niezwykle utalentowanej Artystki. Koniecznie obejrzyjcie jej prace. Nie macie pojęcia jak maleńki i delikatny jest ten storczyk. Cudo!

Jutro mam nadzieję napisać kolejny post, tym razem nie o kwiatach. ;)

Feb 13, 2016

3D painting technique in miniature or my first ever miniature animals. Technika malowania 3D lub moje pierwsze mini zwierzątka.


I can't remember where I first saw it but I have to admit I've been fascinated by Riusuke Fukahori's art since then and at first I couldn't believe the fish are actually painted! It is a layer after layer techinque called in short 3D. You pour resin in a bowl and when it sets you paint a shape of fish, just a shape, and then pour resin on it and when it sets you paint another "layer" of fish etc. The result is you see the fish which looks like it is real and swiming and even has a shadow! Something fantastic when you can paint, I can't, really, lol.


I thought it would look awesome in miniature too. As I can't  really work with clays and the results  are rather awful I though I would try to paint myself a little bowl of fish. The bowl is a gift from my dear Friend, Sans, who brought it all the way from Singapore to Poland herself a few years ago. At first I thought it would be perfect for bonsai but fish won.:D



This little bowl started with three fish in.


But then I got carried away and there are six of them, floating on different levels of  'water'. And though I couldn't take good photos of them, when you watch closely you can see their shadows on (also painted) the bottom.



Forgive me  my weak photos but the fish are so small I had to use magnifying glass to paint them. Anyway this tiny bowl took me 7 days to let the fish in.;)




Hope you will like my fish and my efforts. ;)
The beautiful orchid was bought from Ilona, the table and bowl are gifts from Sans - thank you both!

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Nie pamiętam gdzie je zobaczyłam pierwszy raz, ale muszę przyznać, że prace Riusuke Fukahori zrobiły na mnie ogromne wrażenie. A jeszcze większe wrażenie wywarł na mnie fakt, że wszystkie rybki, roślinki i co tam jeszcze pływa są namalowane. To technika dla cierpliwych - do których nie należę  niestety - polegająca na malowaniu rybek wielowarstwowo, zwana 3D. Najpierw nalewamy żywicy do naczynia i czekamy aż zastygnie. Potem malujemy najpierw kształt rybki i znów zalewamy wszystko warstwą żywicy itd. Można osiągnąć niesamowite rezultaty - pływających rybek wyglądających jak żywe - jeśli oczywiście umie się malować.  Ja maluję jako tako...;D

Pomyślałam, że tę technikę można też wykorzystać w miniaturze. A ponieważ prace  z fimo i tym podobnymi mi nie bardzo wychodzą postanowiłam sobie namalować rybki w misie. "Miseczka" to  doniczka, którą dostałam od Sans, kiedy mnie odwiedziła parę lat temu. Początkowo myślałam o posadzeniu w niej bonsai, ale rybki wygrały.

Zaczęłam od 3 rybek w misce, ale potem troszkę się rozpędziłam i w sumie jest ich 6. Rybki "pływają" na różnych poziomach i chociaż zdjęcia niestety nie wyszły mi najlepiej, jak się dobrze przjrzeć, to widać cienie rybek na (również malowanym)  dnie.

Wybaczcie słabe zdjęcia, ale rybki są tak maleńkie, że musiałam używać szkła powiększającego do malowania. Całość malowałam chyba przez 7 dni.

Piękny storczyk to dzieło Ilony, misa i stolik to prezenty od Sans.
Mam nadzieję, że rybki Wam się spodobają. :)

Jan 22, 2016

Touching keepsake. Wzruszająca pamiątka.



Dziś zacznę po polsku. Artykuł znajduje się tutaj: http://www.tvn24.pl/krakow,50/wzruszajaca-pamiatka-trafila-do-muzeum-auschwitz,612261.html
Myślę, że warto przeczytać. :)


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A few days ago in miniature Polish group on FB one of the girls posted this touching article. In a way it is about a miniture so let me try to translate it for you.

If anyone doesn't know: Auschwitz concentration camp was built in Oświęcim by German nazis in 1940 to imprison Poles. In 1942 also German nazis built Auschwitz II-Birkenau which became a place of Jews extermination (Shoah). After the end of II WW in 1947 Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau became the Aushwitz -Birkenau State Museum.

Batsheva Dagan(born Izabela Rubinstein) was born in Łódź in Poland. When the Nazis invaded Poland she and her family escaped to Radom. There they got to a ghetto and she joined Hashomer Hacair, a secret Jewish youth organisation. On behalf of this organisation she visited Warsaw ghetto many times bringing Radom's gazette "Pod prąd"(Against the tide). In 1942 she escaped from ghetto and got to Germany but after a few months she was captured and sent to German nazis' Auschwitz Birkenau concetration camp. She stayed there till the beginning of 1945, then she and other prisoners were moved to Ravensbrück, later - again - to Malchow. On May 2nd, 1945 she and prisoners were liberated by British Army. After the war she left for Palestine and there married Paul Dagan.

All her life in Israel she was teaching children about Shoah and all her life she was keeping her very personal keepsake close.

When she was in Aushwitz Birkenau she met German Jew who was married to German policeman and had a daughter. From her family she was the only one imprisoned in German Nazis concentration camp. As Batsheva describes her: "She was swarthy and had sad eyes. She was sad and she was telling how she missed her daughter and was thinking if she ever leaves the camp. And she was the one who made me a surprise. She made me these slippers. She said: "May they carry you to freedom."".



The shoes are 1cm long, made of leather sewn with thread. Batsheva was hiding them for 20 months. She was carring them in her pants. She found the safety pin and during delousing she was pinning the shoes to the paillasse.

After the war there were many museums which wanted to have this keepsake for themselves but Batsheva decided to donate them to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. She said: "they were born here, so they must be here".


Batsheva Dagan donates her keepsake to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.