Take a cup and saucer, bring together a bunch of creative makers, add an incentive ingredient – and watch what happens…
New and old traditions can be conjured up like a storm and the outcome is likely to be delicious. Micro-miniaturists might turn a teacup into a home for a tiny gathering, creative thinkers might brew up a whole new meaning to flying saucers, others may simply sit back, sip and enjoy.
That’s what we’re looking forward to this weekend, when the traditional micro-mini convention will be hosted by the world-wide society of micro-miniaturists. This year’s theme is Scenes in a Teacup.
There’s always a keen interest in convention helpers and recent tradition has involved some highly contested incentives.
Despite a toned-down convention this year to give the organizing committee a bit of a breather, I have decided to stir up the competition a little. As a woodworker (and not a porcelain-wright), the lathe was called into action and out came a maple cup and saucer. Shown here with some 1/144 furniture that I had received as a swap during a previous convention.
Now to set the creative juices boiling, we just need to figure out how to select a lucky recipient for this over-size micro-miniature woodturning. How about this: to be eligible for the giveaway you add your comment to this post and describe your Perfect Cup of Scene. All entries will be steeped in a teapot and the lucky winner drawn during the convention on Sunday, March 10th will be sent the teacup in the mail. Improve your chances by entering multiple ideas.
To sweeten the deal for you, I’ve added a teaspoon, a couple of sugar lumps and now some mock chocolate/walnut cookies to infuse your comments with even more sweetness. Who’s going to have a little tea party?
OK: Another addendum
In discussion with some microminiature group members this morning, I added a tea egg to hold those leaves, and a little saucer to keep the drips off the tablecloth, completing the scene.