Daily Mini Feature: Miniature-In-Frame Painting by MayLina

Miniature-In-Frame Painting by Anastasiya Ivanova and Slava Krykanov of MayLina

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The team over at MayLina have done it again. They recently created a “miniature-in-frame” painting concept you have to see to believe. This 3D painting features handmade miniatures in a beautifully designed scene. Their first featured miniature-in-painting, titled French Morning, is available for purchase now through Etsy. Next up? A hippie girl morning scene!

Daily Mini Interview: The Asian Oasis House by Torie Zalben

Torie Zalben’s Asian Oasis House

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Tell us a bit about yourself.

I was born in Los Angeles, California. I attended Loyola Marymount University majoring in Film and TV and later studied at NYU where I received an MA in Video Art and Media. My current art practice focuses on arranging miniatures and experimental digital photography.

What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Daily Mini Interview: Mostly Miniature

Mostly Miniature by Steph Wallace

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mini-succulentHow did you first get started making miniatures? 

My mini adventures began fairly recently in 2015. Like many mini makers I have a long-lived affection for things made small and mine was rekindled whilst visiting the famous Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House at Windsor Castle, London. It is a miraculous object and in the dim light of its exhibiting room a tiny fire inside me was lit. On returning home I bought my first house and began to build.

Daily Mini Exclusive: Real Tiny DIY by eHow

Real Tiny DIY Videos by eHow Featuring Mini Materials

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Tell us a bit about the concept behind the eHow series Real Tiny DIY.

Jerri Farris, Senior Director of eHow Content: Like so many people, we’re captivated by the tiny food videos, especially Tastemade’s Tiny Kitchen. Tiny DIY seemed like a natural evolution but every idea we came up with was extremely labor intensive until we discovered Mini Materials. When we saw the miniature concrete blocks and lumber, we knew exactly how we could go tiny. We call the series Real Tiny DIY because, although we produce the projects in miniature scale, the very same methods can be used to create the project in full size.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Weapons by Miniature Army

Functional Mini Weapons by Miniature Army

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1imageTell us a bit about Miniature Army. 

We’re located in both Bulgaria and the United Kingdom. We started promoting our brand first and foremost on Instagram and it proved to be a great success for us. In less than 2 months, we had more than 10,000 followers, which was something we did not expect. People liked our products, and this motivated us even more. We’re up to 30,000 followers now and growing!

First miniature weapon memory?

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Malcolm Kenter

MKMiniatures by Malcolm Kenter

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img_2978How did you start making miniatures?

I always wanted to be a painter, or a fine artist to some extent, so I’d dabbled and flirted with many different mediums over the years. I was living in a house with a bunch of friends and we would all collaborate on little projects together. My friend George Crampton makes amazing paintings of cars and freeways and cool psychedelic blighted cityscapes. We would brew a pot of coffee, listen to records, and work on art together on our days off. We share a mutual love and pride in our city and the way it looks and operates. The way he would paint and our shared interest in our subject matter is what originally got the spark going for me to make miniatures.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures and More by L. Delaney

A Little Bit of Everything from L. Delaney

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IMG_8265What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

I was hanging out with Barbie and Polly Pocket long past the point of it being cool. I especially enjoyed creating worlds for them in our parents’ basement. My sister and I also loved paper dolls. Now all of my miniature show display stuff sits in Barbie’s old corner of the basement. The thought of that makes me smile.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Scenes by The Ashley Palmer Project

Miniature Scenes and More by The Ashley Palmer Project

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Going to Michael’s in NJ and wandering around the dollhouse section while my mom was shopping for something else. I just remember thinking they were the coolest things and throwing fits because my parents wouldn’t let me have one.

How did you first get started making bespoke miniature gardens?

Daily Mini Interview: A Miniature World with Binnie Klein

A Miniature World with Binnie Klein

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mermaidWhat are your earliest memories with miniatures?

When I was a child, and saw the first film adaptation of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, I was immediately smitten with lonely Laura and her collection of small glass animals. The gentleman caller’s accidental breakage of her prized glass unicorn while they danced in the sitting room seemed the perfect metaphor for the fragility of pleasure. I think miniatures remind us of that.

What was your first miniature? 

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Claymenu

Miniatures and More by Claymenu

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image_1What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

It was at school when a teacher asked us to make a dollhouse at home. I used a shoe box, affixed everything inside with scotch tape, and thought it was okay. The next day, I saw the house of my classmate. Her mother was an architect and made everything herself, in a simple way, but the details were still so accurate that I became envious and stole a plastic rabbit from it.

What is your favorite type of miniature to make?