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Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Nuria Torrente Miniarte

Miniatures by Nuria Torrente Miniarte

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Tell us a bit about your background in the arts. 

I studied at Pedro Almodóvar School of Arts.

What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

My grandmother liked miniatures very much. She had a beautiful dollhouse.

How did you first get started making miniatures? 

One of my friends sewed miniatures for dollhouses (curtains, sheets, etc.) and she encouraged me to paint in miniature.

Do you remember the very first miniature you made? 

My first miniature picture was a landscape in a field with poppies.

Daily Mini Interview: Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature Documentary Film Crew

Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature Documentary Filmmakers

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View of the dollhouse Joanne Martin’s been working on since 1985.

What role did you play in this documentary, Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature?

Stephanie Lewis (SL): Executive Producer, Director, Writer, Photographer, Video Camera, and Visual Artist.

Eris (E): Co-Director, Film Editor, Music Editor, Music Editor, Photographer, Photography Editor, and Video Camera.

What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Daily Mini Feature: WEE#RESIST Exhibition at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures Curated by Dr. Louise Krasniewicz

WEE#RESIST: Miniaturists Confront Cultural Fears and Provide Commentary on an Unstable World

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The Gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures presents WEE#RESIST: Miniaturists Confront Cultural Fears and Provide Commentary on an Unstable World, an exhibition guest curated by Dr. Louise Krasniewicz (Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania) that features current cultural perspectives from 12 miniaturists from across the globe.

Miniature works of art from WEE#RESIST will be on view Sunday, June 18 through Friday, September 15, 2017 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. An open house reception will take place from 1-5PM on June 18 and will include an exhibit overview and discussion beginning at 3 PM. Shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11AM – 5PM and evenings by appointment.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Houses by Prettymodels

Miniature Houses by Marina Paredes of Prettymodels

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

When I was a child, I loved collecting miniature toys. It had a whole shelf of them. My favorites were the Polly Pockets.

What scale do you work in?

I do not work with a specific scale. Most of the time I’m guided more by sizes that are appealing to me.

Do you remember the very first miniature you ever made? Do you still have it?

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Emmanuel Nouaillier

Miniatures by Emmanuel Nouaillier

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How did you first get started making miniatures?

I remember building kits of airplanes when I was around 10 years old. Then I moved to really historical themes with armored vehicles and figures.

At this period in time, I started to learn methods of aging by master modelers and, at the same time, my focus slowly switched to what I call the urban landscape from old times (1940s to early 70s), as well as traces that remain nowadays. I thus oscillate between nostalgia and sensitivity regarding to an era which is no more.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Midhun.R. R

Miniatures by Midhun.R. R

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What’s your first memory with miniatures?

I got state first for miniature rocket model making conducted by VSSC (NASA) in 2010.

What’s your favorite kind of miniature to make? 

I like all kind of artwork. I love to experiment and explore new things.

What inspires you?

I am a self taught artist and being a father is my inspiration.

What other activities do you enjoy?

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Tiziana Candito

Miniatures by Tiziana Candito

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009How did you start making miniatures?

My miniatures were born after an evolution with polymer clay, which gives me a lot of hours (years) of satisfaction. Mainly, I use it to make costume jewelry, but at a certain point, I felt the need to make something else. In researching how to make jewelry on the Web, I discovered how many things are possible to make with polymer clay.

Daily Mini Trend: Maria Buonagura on Mini Handbags

Mini Trend: Mini Handbags

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Hermès mini handbag

With much of the world finally recognizing the beauty and artistry for all things small, last fall the fashion industry—in all its fickleness—previewed what trendy women will be wearing this Summer of 2017.

Large luxury houses such as Valentino, Fendi and Hermès had models walking the European runways with the most captivating and intricately-designed mini handbags.

Get the look in miniature from Phillip Nuveen!

Daily Mini Interview: Designer Dog Miniatures by Dogartist Lucy Francis

Designer Dog Miniatures by Lucy T. Francis

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

I actually used to make plastic model dogs for my Barbie dolls when I was still a child. My first miniature work that I still make today started in the late 1990s.

How did you first get started making miniatures? 

I first started making the little furred dogs to create one for my parents that lost their little Yorkie. I have always been more interested in dogs than anything else.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Barbara Ann Meyer of mini-gems

Miniatures by Barbara Ann Meyer of mini-gems

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Making a miniature sculpted 3D picture of flower arrangements for a girl scout competition when I was 11.

How did you first get started making miniatures?

My mom was into different crafts and had my sisters and I work with her. We first made jewelry and craft items and sold in flea markets, and eventually art fairs. Then a miniature shop owner saw our miniature apple earrings and wanted to sell them in her shop. We sold wholesale to her, and eventually started selling in miniature shows. That was about 40 years ago.