[caption id="attachment_34921" align="alignleft" width="663"] When I discovered polymer clay about 6 years ago, I was overwhelmed with the possibilities of things which I could create. I had probably browsed thousands of pictures of polymer clay miniatures online and was giddy with excitement since I didn’t know where to start. The next few years, I spent almost everyday practicing this new art form but I never really thought about developing my own style since I was more obsessed in trying to master the skill.
When I first started making miniature food, I was influenced by the more popular style which is shabby-chic. So many miniaturists created dollhouse items with a shabby-chic theme and naturally I thought that it was also the style that I should follow.
After a few years I realised that I started using more bright colours and created more original miniatures from my own imagination. My style was definitely not shabby-chic anymore and the people who followed my journey on social media described my miniatures as ‘not traditional’ and ‘kawaii (cute)’. I realised that this could be my own signature style since it is very important to stand out as an artist when there are thousands of other food miniaturists on the internet.
I wanted to create miniatures which would also make people feel happy so my inspirations came from things that made me feel happy. Inspire yourself by surrounding your studio with the things that you love.
This is a glass cabinet on my work desk to display my favourite toys. They watch over me while I create with polymer clay. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_34920" align="alignnone" width="663"] Small canvas panel art with photos of real food which I would love to create in miniature.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_34922" align="alignleft" width="663"] Take your time to discover your style since it is a personal journey. Polymer clay is a brilliant tool for creativity and it is always interesting to see the individual style come out from each person.[/caption]