December 22, 2013

have yourselves a mini Christmas

I made this christmasangel, isn't she cute? I made it from pearwood with aluminum wings and star, from the cup of a tealight. For the rod she's holding I first used the thinnest metal wire I could think of, but that was still só out of scale. And then I remembered the really thin wire (hardly visible with the naked eye) I once ordered which has the perfect thickness!

first photo's are without the star, that I made later, but didn't get the nice pictures as before

She isn't perfect and in the process she was even head- and armless because of the fragilness of the wood in cutting it. And as if that wasn't enough, the poor things hands also got cut in half when I was 'drilling' a tiny hole in the thin and fragile wood. I solved this by just gluing them all back, because the first time cutting it out I had the same problem and I think it's fine! It's my imperfect angel and I'm very happy with her!

with the star now made &attached and the angel in the arms of her big counterpart
 
With this small angel I'd like to express a great wish, and that is for you to have the best new year you can think of and great holidays for now. That you can hopefully share with loved ones, family and/or friends. I have the possibility to celebrate it at/with family for real for the first time in years, which means a lot to me and I notice I'm looking forward to it with a childlike impatience.
I want to thank you for all your kind words and support in one of the most difficult, sad, bizar and turbulent years I've ever had (just take my word for it) and wish you a great new year, with new chances, mini's, and everything that's important to you and wish for!

I - for myself - hope it will be a year with good things for my boyfriend and me, a lot more miniaturing (yes, of course that's a word, and if not, now it is ;) ) and (lots more) improvement in my health so I can taste more of life again and will help fulfill my first and second wish. And of course: finish that laptop! ;)

Cheers & to new beginnings!

32 comments:

  1. Monique, your work is always fabulous and unique! My best wishes for calm seas ahead for you and all of us! Merry Christmas! -emily

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    1. Thank you so much Emily, I wish you the very best as well!

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  2. Your tiny angel is amazing.
    Merry Christmas and Happy 2014!
    Greetings, Faby

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    1. Tnx Faby, always great to read! You have a great new year too!

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  3. Your little angel is absolutely delightful Monique, a tiny symbol of your creativity and your determination to see a job through no matter what. We see those qualities again and again in your miniature world and I am certain they shine through in your 'real' life as well. I truly hope that this little angel's star will light the way into a new year full of health, happiness and lots of miniaturing (hey, I'm a linguist and I agree with you that it's a real word!). Best wishes too for a blessed Christmas, may it be all that you anticipate and more. Thanks too for enchanting and inspiring us over the past year, can't wait to see what you come up with in 2014! xx

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    1. Thank you Norma, you are indeed a linguist as you always know how to put things so beautifully... Your comment made me feel so great, your words are so wonderful and warm, thank you! I also wish you all wonderful things for the year ahead, may it be a better one for you too, that's always something to wish for right? And to all things mini as well, that we can keep inspiring each other, the best thing about this great bloggingcommunity. Warm wishes, Monique

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  4. Hello Monique! I can fully appreciate what you have felt about the past year as being a challenge but I wish for you and yours, a Happier and Healthier New Year ahead. Just being able to say that you got through 2013 still intact emotionally, is a blessing, in view of all of the struggles you have expressed in some of your past posts. Be strong and of Good Courage. Your little angel with the Star of Bethlehem is leading the way into 2014!
    Have a very Merry Christmas and A New Year filled with renewed faith and hope! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth, and you are so right, it would have been easy to slip into complete madness and I can tell you I've been close. But forcing myself to do what I know is right kept me from it and I'm proud of that. I will let my little angel leading my way into 2014, a beautiful thought, well said! I wish you the best as well, I hope your year will be a good one, with whatever you need and wish for, warm wishes, Monique

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  5. Oh, such a pretty teeny tiny angel!! Great work!
    As for your wishes for us, thank you! I'll respond with the biggest hug possible. May the new year be abundant with love, health and happiness!!
    X,
    Véronique

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    1. Tnx Veronique also for you enormous big hug, I received it with a smile on my face and return one to you too as with a year with the same abundance as you wished for me, that 2014 may be for all of us a year to celebrate! Warm wishes, Monique

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  6. Te deseo feliz Navidad y un maravilloso año 2014.

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  7. Wishing you the best Christmas ever! Love, love your tiny angel!!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan, wishing you all the best too, have a great new year!!

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  8. You used it in a sentence - it must be a word! :) Merry Christmas to you too and a wonderful new year!

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    1. Haha, never thought of it that way, you're right! ;) Thanks and I wish the same to you Johanna!

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  9. Wishing you much love, peace and happiness for 2014 xx

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    1. Thank you Pepper, I wish all the best to you too, that this year may be a better one, that you - despite your healthchallenges - keep being able to do what you love doing and do so well!

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  10. What a delightful angel, Monique, it looks great!
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and much more peace, love, hope and happiness for 2014!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thanks Ilona, always great to read! I hope you have a wonderful 2014 as well, that it may bring you all that's good and welcome to you and your loved ones!

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  11. The angel look perfect to me =)
    Merry Christmas and happy new year!
    Hannah

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    1. Thank you Hannah, all the best to you too! That it may be a year full of inspiration and joy in what you do!

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  12. Merry Christmas!
    The angel is really georgeous.
    Geneviève

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  13. Your angel is adorable, Monique!
    Merry Christmas and Happu New year to you and your family!
    Noëlle

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    1. I'm glad you like it Noelle! You have a great new year too!

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  14. A perfect tiny angel, wonderful work ! Have a very Merry Christmas,
    Marie

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    1. Thank you Marie, always great to read, I hope you've had great hollidays and I wish you a great new year!

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  15. I love your angel, so beautiful! Happy New Year! Cheers, Jean

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    1. Thank you Jean, nice to hear from you. You have a great new year too!

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    1. Gracias Maite, usted también tiene un muy feliz año nuevo!

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