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A Tribute to Talent

Or,

The Great Unveiling 

Of a Miniature Portrait

Two lovely and talented miniaturists agreed
to help make this miniature dream possible.
This post is a tribute to their talents,
Thank you both!

Robin and Gill


Robin makes wonderful humorous miniature characters,
she made all the people for my dollhouse.
I was thrilled when she agreed to a portrait commission.
Photos were sent and descriptions written....


Gill is a miniature artist whose work I've long admired,
I danced a jig when she said she'd step outside her comfort zone
and make something totally different.
Many photos, many measurements....

Much patience from both artists,
and the final result....

MiniGraff!
Our grandchildren call their grandfather Graff.
Robin excelled herself!!!
Everyone who meets MiniGraff instantly recognises him
and laughs :))

Gill exceeded all hopes!
She made the double spoked rear wheels herself
and even duplicated the webbed pushrim!!
The front castors actually turn!

 See the camber on the back wheels?
Gill included the tool pouch that hangs beneath the seat,
also the small leather knife pouch where you can just see the
red top of the folding knife peeping out.


and on the back is the Quickie Wheelchair logo
just like the RL wheelchair!

This is the RL version,
it's hard to tell which is the miniature isn't it?


MiniGraff will eventually inhabit a 'Man Cave'
much like his RL counterparts favourite place to hang out.
In the meantime, he's been visiting round the miniature scenes,
meeting people, horses and dogs,
and cuddling the babies.
He loves the babies!
Christopher was so comfortable he closed his
little eyes for a nap. 

Adelaide was happy to share her teddy with MiniGraff.

A toast to Robin and Gill
whose very talented hands created
a portrait which will become part of our family legend.






17 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Susan he's wonderful - what a fabulous idea. What a talent. The wheelchair is just amazing.

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    1. Hi Laura! Didn't Gill and Robin do a marvellous job? Thanks for visiting!!

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  2. Wow! So much talent! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Cactusneedle, thanks for your lovely comment!

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  3. Wow!!! And Wow again!! What a lovely surprise today to see Graff with his wheels. Congratulations to Gill - fabulous wheelchair!!! Don't you love it when a plan comes together,
    Rx

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    1. Hi Robin! Thanks a mint for your contribution to bringing this miniature character to life, MiniGraff makes me smile every time I see him :)

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  4. What a character - in mini and no doubt in RL!! As you say Robin and Gill have excelled themselves. I suspect mini-Graff is going to get up to all sorts of tricks :)

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    1. Heheh Norma, you got it one, both RL and Mini are characters. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. yay!!! wow how lovely to see minigraff united with his wheels and thank you for your lovely words regarding the new chariot, it was both a pleasure and an honour.
    Big hug xxx

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    1. G'day Gill!! Don't you love it when it all comes together? I've been smiling ever since both these creations were united! Thanks a mint for your amazing patience.

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  6. Un fantastico trabajo, queda perfecto.
    besitos ascension

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  7. Hola Ascension, thanks for your kind comments!

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  8. Impresionante!! es identico!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

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    1. Gill and Robin are two very talented ladies aren't they Malu? Thanks so much for commenting!!!

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  9. I am toasting to the truly fabulous creations and to you, Susan, for your gift with words to celebrate these creations. All the pictures make me smile and I totally feel the coziness of home with Minigraff!

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    1. Hi Sans!! It is such a highlight to have the creations of such talented people that I have to share the joy. Thanks so much for visiting MiniGraff and his wheelchair :)

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  10. Fantástica silla y el abuelo genial, estará contentisimo de poder moverse libremente.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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