Thursday, June 17, 2010

A 100th Post and a Miniature Give Away

I can't believe I've reached 100 posts! Anyone that knows me well knows how much I hate typing.

If it wasn't for the dreaded keyboard I'd probably be a much more prolific blogger. Anyway to celebrate my 100th milestone I'd like to do my first give away. It is of a dog I sculpted.

I had a plaster mold made and cast up a limited edition of 15 of the dogs in Dresden flesh porcelain. This is one of the remaining two dogs I have left.

All one of my followers need do is leave a comment to this post and I'll pick a random winner on June 24th.The dog measures 2 1/4" high. A little history on the dog. I used to add it to miniature work I was doing at the time. One such piece was titled Home For The Holidays.

The little hobo violinist and most everything else was sculpted of royal porcelain clay. Everything in the scene was handmade by me except the cast dog, and the tree -- though I did make the tree ornaments.

I really liked that sculpture but unfortunately I wouldn't have it for long.

We had a family friend who used to do street fairs and trade shows. She was unable to get a booth at a local fair because her merchandise was mass produced. She asked if she could borrow a few of my sculptures to display so she could obtain a booth. I was happy to do it for her. I lent her three pieces. One of them being Home For The Holidays. The Monday after the show I phoned and asked for my work back. She kept putting me off and putting me off. Finally I had enough showed up at her door and she admitted Home For The Holidays was among the missing.

It had disappeared from her storage unit. I guess I should be flattered. The thief had good taste. That was the last time I ever let any of my work out of my sight without something in writing.


  1. Loaning things out always has some risk to it. The little dog is delightful and I would love to say 'count me in'.

    Debie xxx

  2. Sad story!But the dog is great! :) I am quite new follower but please count me in:)

  3. I am sorry...that you lost one of your pieces.
    Love the dog! Thanks for the chance to win one of your wonderful sculptures. Count with me please :)

  4. Hi Brian, you dog is so cute, please count me in. I'm sorry you lost some of your art work, and yes, obviously the thief had good taste. Congratulations on your 100th post. xxx

  5. Thanks Eva and Tinypearl you guys are in :)

  6. Hello Brian,

    Your gift is lovely ! I hope to be very lucky and win such wonderfull prize !

    I live in Russia (Siberia) and have not many oppotunities to develop my miniskills because dollshouses are very unusual here. It looks like I'm going to be first dollhouse owner in my city ( 1,2 million people) and surelu will be famous for this(LOL!)

    I'm very new in mini's (about a year) and just now I'm buiulding my first 4 store Victorian dollshouse and I have made some mini's by myself and ordered some basic items from London. Thanks to Internet I can get in touch with many wonderfull people worldwide and this gives me the grate inspiration. I 'd like to fill my first dollshouse (Victorian) with many interesting things with thereown history. I'd like all of my minithings be very spacial so I would love the chance to get your very special dog!

    Please enter my name as I would be so happy to have this dog in my first dollshouse


  7. OMG Brian...I'm sure your friend was horrified and not sure how to tell you that your wonderful 'Home for the Holidays' was stolen.
    The 'thief' did have good taste...too bad he/she couldn't just contact you and obtain it legally.
    I've had paintings 'dented' when I've allowed someone else to take them down at showings I've I don't do the showings anymore.

  8. Brian, I Love your little Dog, such a shame that someone Stole your work. xxx

  9. OUCH! I feel your pain about the loss. How in the world can that be compensated except to make another one :(. Your poor friend, she must feel really bad as well .

    I am glad Debbie posted a link to your blog. I have enjoyed looking at your past work! That tip on resin water is just what I am looking for. That etsy feature, priceless :).

    This little dog is ever so cute! :) Thank you for organising this giveaway :).

  10. Brian, Your dog is wonderful and full of personality!

  11. Welcome Sans and Patty and thank you for your kind remarks :)

  12. Hi Brian...I've become one of your followers. I've had a look at earlier posts. Having just finished a fishing hut, I'm curious to see how other people make their "water".
    One thing I have still to learn is making decent waves.
    BTW love the dog; would love to win him ...her...uh