... for a special friend.
We (me and Ana Maria Morgado) wanted to offer one of our miniatures to a friend we have in common. We thought that a team work would result better and could be better apreciated. So, we decide to create something expressly for the situation.
I carved the frame which Ana Maria finished , she painted the lovely flowers (oil on canvas) and I built and finished the easel.
We both had a great pleasure doing this special work. Friendship deserves all our care and has to be corresponded.
A tea table inspired by oriental design, black teinted and hand painted
A flower table Art Nouveau style
Two birdcages, a decorative plate inspired by the portuguese pottery of Alcobaça, and a large vase hand painted, with dry natural flowers
A blue tray, hand painted and my own design
A rustic tray with hand painted tiles. My own design too.
After three weeks of a well deserved rest here I am again. I have no special news. By this time all of you know probably more about Tom Bishop Show than myself. In spite of being there I didn't see too much. Me and Ana Maria Morgado presented the best work we could do. And we worked really hard.
During the show all exhibitors were very busy including us. We had to deal with the public and at the same time we needed to surveil our table. There are people who insist on touching and holding the exposed items and we had to take care.
From time to time we needed to make a litle break for a tea or coffee. Two entire days in front of a table is too much and we were not used to that.
Saturday morning there were not so many people as last year I think, but my point of view this time was different. Last year I was on the public side.
I didn't take photos from other exhibitors. No time for that! In a flash the show was finished.
On Sunday, at lunch time and during the afternoon, we received the visit of some well known artists also presented in the show - Pete Acquisto, Ron Hubble, among others. They came all with the same intention - to wellcome me and Ana Maria and adding to this they encouraged us to go further. We heard the same enthousiastic words from Mr. Tom Bishop, from Madelva Fernadez ( directress of MINIATURAS revue) as well as from lots of people from the anonymus public and of course from our customers.
In the end I was very proud, very tired and at the same time confused. Everything was so fast that I needed till today to put my mind in order. It was no doubt a very good experience, but from now on I have the doubble of the responsability. I must improve more and more. Thats for sure!
And here is our table.