I had the best day this year so far. I went to the MiniaturenArt. It's a miniature fair in southern Germany.
As I intend to make a name here in Europe I want to learn how to attend these fairs and how good I am. I'm alway's doubting myself and my abilities.
I've never attended a miniature fair before so I didn't know what to expect. It wasn't a big miniature fair. At least I don't think it was. There were about 40 sellers or so. What I didn't expect were the crowds running over me- pushing and elbowing to get the best pieces.
I took my time, looking not only at the merchandise but how sellers put up their stalls.
And I was really really in awe. There were people I've "seen" before. Their work is as fantastic as I expected it to be. But what took me by surprise were the local people you won't find online. There was an older lady makings the most astonishing embroidery. I would love to set up an etsy shop for her and let other people see what she is doing. Then there was a (real size) cabinetmaker from my area who does the nicest little wooden shops. Had to buy one, of course.
And then I chatted with some of the well known miniature artisans:
I don't know if it's because the medieval times are my favourite but he and his miniatures are great. Now I know where I can get my accessories for future mercenaries or knights.
I'm ogling her website and blog for quite a while already. I love her birds. She had this Bald Eagle I nearly took home with me.
She won the Euro Doll awards for her doll "Miss Marple" . And she is such a funny woman.
Can't walk by his stand without buying anything.