Monday, 4 February 2019

In memory of SteveB

Sadly, one of my mentors who supported and encouraged me with his kind words and creative ideas when I started painting miniatures has passed away.

When I was working on my handbag flagellants, SteveB suggested to add some sporrans, "the manliest of all handbags", to some of them. I loved the idea, but never quite got around putting it into practice.

According to one of his familiar quotations "... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint", this is exactly what I wanted to do when I heard the news.

So here's the handbag flagellant I created in memory of SteveB:

Monday, 14 January 2019

Banshee's Anonimous Bust Contest - Final pics of both entries

Yeah, I managed to finish both entries!!!

Here are the final pics and the corresponding stories I sent the jury:


He had always liked the scent of women, the refinement of their clothes, the way they moved. For as long as he could remember.

After leading the typical life expected of men … pursuing a career, finding the right woman, getting two children, buying his own home in a decent suburb for his family … after so many years of hiding how he really felt, who he really was, he finally couldn’t suppress his true self any longer and realized that freedom is about being so truly, madly and deeply attached to your own soul that you can’t bear – if only for a moment – a life that doesn’t honour it.

The Mad Hatter based on the motion picture 'Alice in Wonderland' directed by Tim Burton


“Mad Matter: "Have I gone mad?"

Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

I somehow found this quote very fitting for us miniature painters as well. Hope you like it, too!

#anonimousbust #banshee #anonimousbustcontest #anonimouscreation

The best thing about this contest for me are all the great versions people thought of and created. Google the hashtags above and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Thank you for starting this creative process, Banshee! I had a blast developing ideas, creating and painting my entries, and I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one!

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Romantic getaway ahead!

You might be wondering now: 'Why on earth is she mentioning this in a blogpost?'

Well, it's not the usual romantic weekend couples do, but rather what my partner and I consider to be a romantic getaway on our very own terms. No romantic wellness hotel, no rose petals on a king size bed, no honeymoon suite, no champagne, no long walks along the beach involved ...

Instead: 2 days with a maximum of creativity led by a fantastic teacher who happens to be one of the top painters in the miniature world, i.e. Roman Lappat aka Jarhead. A Roman-tic private coaching just for the two of us ...

Some of you might know the figure I chose to paint:

Those who know me well might be wondering why I chose such a classic  "barbarian saves the princess" miniature.

Well, I promise to bring my very own style to this classic and interpret it in a completely new way!

Let's start into a new year full of joy and creativity together!

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

First entry for Banshee's Anonimous Bust Contest - done!

3 pics of the final version of said entry:

Unfortunately, the sign for this bust saying 'Have I gone mad?' hasn't been in the mail yet. As soon as it arrives, I will add it to the plinth.

Off to paint my second entry for this contest ... :-)

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Banshee's Anonimous Bust Contest - Brandnew WIP pics

Still working on the Mad Hatter ... some brandnew WIP pics:

Prepare yourself for more pics after our next painters' meeting tomorrow!