Saturday, April 1, 2017

New Work - April 1st

March was simply a lion. Hear it roar!!!

Back from my trip March 6th and I never let myself recover fully. About 10 days ago I caught the first flu that I have had in 7 or 8 years. In fact, in that span of time, I had not even been sick, not a day.

I suppose I was feeling invincible. Not so much anymore.

It's humbling. I used to power thru illnesses and just work my tail off anyway. This one though, Ugh.

In my youth I delved into a lot of alternative beliefs and one of them was the application of seeing an illness as a cleansing of body, mind and spirit. While I may have simply exhausted myself, in the physical and mental areas recently, I have no doubt that cleansing was needed all the way down to that spirit level.

I hope to recover completely and re-immerse myself fully in the imagination and paracosm of this world Sofie and I have built. One thing traveling does is make it perfectly clear how successful we have been at doing so. Our world simply does not "fit" in with many others. As soon as we get outside of it we realize how much of the world seems to be in a constant state of being on edge. Rushing around. Frantic and distracted. We've simplified our lives so much that it seems rather abrasive to go outside of it at all. And, of course, we rarely need to. That's part of the magic of it all for me.

So I will be indulging fully in the world I adore so much every possible moment this month. Hopefully that means lots of new work, lots of writing and perhaps the first few steps forward for those projects surfacing soon for everyone to see.

In the meantime, here are some of the new pieces from the last few weeks that I managed to get done before and after the flu ran me down! :)

Wishing you a Lamb like April in so many ways. . . Enjoy the images that follow and blessings to you all!


Altar Mini's are popular too it seems! :) Who doesn't covet miniatures? 

Happy to have figured out the Hexagon roof for this round house!

Multiples always make things even more adorable I think. :) 

I get away from the potted houses now and then until I make one, then I think, Why do I do anything else? :) 

Shadow of the Sphinx has been steadily getting busier for a year now. More custom pieces such as this Thoth.

Or the Tefnut (no it's not Sekhmet!) on the left which I made to match/accompany the Shu on the right as a request. 

Scale is always a little confusing to some. So I decided to separate out the N scale (smaller) houses and give them their own "world" known as "The Smidgekins", an island group in a far off sea. More on that in the coming weeks.

The Tower is a Smidgekins building too. That little villager is just UNDER 1/2" (1.25cm) tall!

And a Catgoyle, always a fun creation to bring forth! Love the fishing line whiskers and the regal pose! :0 


  1. I love the smidgekins! Auto correct did not want me to write that though, it gave me worlds of trouble! They are adorable and I have no idea how you get them that tiny!!!!
    Can't wait to hear their story, and I truly hope you are recovered soon. I have had way too much illness this winter so I can sympathize I think.

    1. Thank you Andrea! Arggghhh auto correct. . . lately it's wanted to change Jizo to Mizo whenever I type it. What is a Mizo auto-correct???

      As for the Smidgekins, the smaller scale is just soooooo fun for me! I feel less pressure to be as exact (compared to larger scales) but somehow it still comes out pretty fair. I think it just took years of getting used to working with the materials to develop the touch to work so small. I am just getting there in many ways still. :)

      I know you have been so unfortunate this winter with illnesses so I am sure you can sympathize. . . or commiserate! lol I'm definitely better, just not completely recovered yet. :)


  2. Nicolas, please take care of yourself! It's funny you said about being ill, is like a cleansing. Because, I have been sick with the stomach flew and I always feel like, when I am sick, which is not often, it's like a "break" for me. Like how you said, a cleansing.
    Love all your new pieces!! Magnificent!
    I understand when you said, your world doesn't fit with others!
    Big Hugs!!

    1. Thank you Stacy! I feel like the cleansing is always good even though being sick is awful. I knew I was vulnerable after my trip. So much working thru my heart and mind. . .it was like my body said "Enough! You are going to be off your feet and get time to think this all thru!" lol

      So I did and now I expect another 7 or 8 year run without being sick! :)

  3. I am just new to your work, and am now one of your biggest fans! WOW!! Your work is breathtaking!! So inspiring and adorable!!

    1. Welcome Audrey! It is so nice to have you as a follower. :) Thank you for all the kind words and for taking the time to comment! Have a magical and lovely weekend. . .