Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A few minutes...

Small things are sometimes the most time consuming. I took a little video and was amazed at how long it actually takes to make a tiny mushroom. This is just a fraction of it. I was listening to an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Check them out here!


The video seems to have a glitch on this page so here's a link if your interested.
There's more work to do on this little basket but it's already making me happy.
It's has a soft mushroom cap cushion inside and the 'shrooms on the lid will serve as a handle. 


7 comments:

littlepinkhousestudio said...

Oh, love the vid and the sound track and especially the tiny fungus! When I started making books my instructor said "might as well make 'em big as you can charge more for not much more work or materials". He was right.

What is it about small that attracts us? I cast around for information on gender and scale for an entry in my blog but couldn't fine anything definitive. I thought it might be a female thing but I think that's generalizing. Anyhooo...

Good to see you making and blogging about it again. I think videos and photos detailing a process is an excellent way to educate the public and buyers about the real work behind objects of handmade beauty. Keep it up.

Are those tiny dots I see on the bottom of that basket? I swoon! I hope this basket is for Tiny Gems....I want it.

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Thanks for checking in K! It is for Gems. I have been making a lot of tiny things lately but now you've got me thinking about giant woven mushrooms! Good thing the yard at my little studio is BIG. :)

TMF said...

Giant Woven Mushrooms?! Awesome!

But I am also wildly attracted to the tiny and the precious. I think it's got something to do with the desire to nurture or take care of them because they are so little...or because we love stories about fairies (traditionally tiny creatures)...and because a fair few of us read The Borrowers or The Littles when we were tots.

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Yes! The tiny and the precious. Things that fit in pockets or little boxes you forgot about in the back of a drawer OR things so small they could might hide inside a giant mushroom. :)

Needleit said...

The video wouldn't play for me :( but I'll try again later.
I adore that little basket and if there is any bribe that can assure I win that item at little Gems I will pay it......no one need ever know. :)

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

You'll have to butter up the the person drawing the ticket numbers! I reloaded a link for the video and it's seems to be working now but it's all new to me.

Needleit said...

It worked! Yay, and I watched the whole thing. You're a marvel....and not one squirt of blood....amazing! :D