Creating a beautiful life one mini at a time..........

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My favorite picture

I sometimes over think this blog thing. It is supposed to be fun. That is why I started it in the first place. Its mine and I can share what I want and say what I want when I want. So why do I worry so much. I thought I would share one of my favorite pictures I took of the bakeshop. Who cares that I already shared the shop. I don't always have to have something new. I'm still proud of this accomplishment. This took over a year to complete so I can enjoy it finished for awhile.
Life has been very busy here. My 2 youngest will graduate on June 3rd and this has me questioning what's next? I have been a mom for so long and I will always be a mom but I have to start letting go and its so hard. The hardest thing I have ever done.
I usually don't mix my real life with my mini life on the blog but hey real life is happening here and its hard not to mention it.
Emily is in the school play at school, They are doing the broadway play of " Hairspray" Starts tomorrow night. I can't wait. I will be there cheering these wonderful kids on all 3 nights.
Big changes are coming for me and I'm going to need to be very strong. I know I can do it.
I have some fun things coming in my miniature life so stay tuned. Anyone else going thru some tough life changes too. Just remember you are not alone. Mini hugs!

20 comments:

Linda Carswell said...

You are so correct Kim, it is your blog and you can put as many photos as you like on there.
But saying that, you must know that we adore seeing your work and I can understand why this photo is your favorite....it looks so real!!!
It is always a pleasure to see what you make!!!

Elga said...

I think miniatures are part of our Real Life. Life always has its sweet and sour at the same time, sometimes I am amazed at how happy you can be about something good that happened and on the other side you are sad about a child or ageing parent going through a tough time and the two are more permanently mixed as I become older. Well I am learning how to enjoy the good things in the midst of pain that family members go through. Love all your photos, you make such beautiful minis.

Jill said...

I could never tire of looking at that adorable shop! I really love seeing your shop from that perspective. That photo is so amazing~ any person could look at it and not even realize that it's a photo of something in 1:12 scale!

Sounds like some BIG transitions are on the horizon for you these days. Don't be too sad, Kim. Just look at what a great job you've done raising all those sweet babies into the great people they are. That's HUGE!!

Hugs,
Jill

PS: Break a leg, Emily!!

Lena said...

Sweet Kim, I think its great that you share your thoughts to us. It´s hard to see the children grow up and become independent.Every day is a new day with new changes...It takes time to keep up and realize whats going on...
Big hug to you!
(mine are 14 and 17 and sometimes Very independen...)
Lena!

Linda said...

Love that picture too :D ...my offspring are all moved out 30, 27,26 and 21...poor youngest i just wont let go lol she shakes her head at me all the time but she'll always be the baby of the family :D ...on the letting go...oooo myyyyy that IS hard but once you do it once each one becomes easier...you just have to trust you did a good job and rejoice their good achievements and pick up the pieces on their mistakes...thats how we all learn but oooooooooo i just want to hug them and make it all go away still lol :D Linda x

Kikka said...

Hi!
I Love that picture!
It looks so real...You spoke about real life and miniaturelife... I think in this picture You have them both! There is the feeling, you could go a take the chair, sit down and order something... So beautiful picture! Perfect!

Tabitha Corsica said...

I never tire of seeing photos of that shop, Kim. And a project which took a year to make deserves a LOT of air-time :-)

I can honestly say I know what you are feeling about the girls...my son (and my only child) graduates Saturday and will be going "away" to school starting already this Summer. Yes, I am excited for him to begin his next great adventure but at the same time, I will miss him terribly. It's a bittersweet time.

But we will both get through this transition for the better.

In the meantime, congratulations on a job well! ...the minis AND the girls!

Kimmi Lou Miniatures said...

It is tough when you kids get this age! We are never done parenting, it just changes....I am sure God has great plans for you in this new time on your life! Hang in there ! Mini Blessings!, Kim

Karin F. said...

you go girl!!
hugs K

Flora said...

Dear Kim, I understand everything you say and maybe even what you do not say ...
I'm mother for a short time, but live every day the disturbance of the things that change, too quickly, and it seems that life is slipping from my hands.
That's why I love miniatures. I seem to be able to stop time at least in my little scene: a bed that will never be done again, a dish that will never be washed, a cupcake that will never be eaten ...
But we must move forward and then, is really a great relief to hear they are not alone :-)
I send a warm embrace,
Flora

otterine said...

That is a fantastic photo!

Brandy Rose said...

Its like us miniaturists to sit and admire our work for awhile before the next project hits. Enjoy it!

Plushpussycat said...

Thanks for sharing! I find that a mix of blog topics and some personal stuff is really nice. I feel more connected to bloggers who show some of both. When I feel more connected to the blogger, my feeling of loyalty is also higher. It is something I have noticed. I love your favorite photo! :-)

Janice said...

Be proud of all your achievements in all the differing scales we work in!!
When we do something well we should be able to share it for as long as we want, especially if it makes us feel good.
I know what you mean about life changing too....I have just bought my first puppy to fill my empty nest. My youngest of three will be joining his elder brother and sister at uni in September and I am dreading it......but also rejoicing!!!

Minteriors said...

Precious one, there's nothing to be apologetic for. Whether you share about your miniature life, or your real life, it is all one and the same...a mixture of who YOU are! When you think about it, it gives depth and dimension. We are "friends" here, and that means we accept what is offered unconditionally. I know what it is that you are experiencing, I have seven children and my nest has been both full and empty. Reality just happens to be knocking upon your door at this time as your "baby" discovers her wings and is preparing for her Life's flight. As threatening as these feelings are, take heart, they are normal and you will weather them. Initially it will be a great adjustment, as you shift gears, but over time you will gain strength and find comfort. We, here on the blog, are all in your corner, Kim, rooting for you and enjoying your talent and company! Warmest hugs and congratulations to your graduate.

1 Oak Arts said...
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Kim,

What is it that you worry about . . . it seems to be something about your blog, yes?

Jackie said...

I think it's hard not to let our lives cross over and intermingle with our art Kim. We create what we create and that is a lot of times inspired by what we see and feel around us. Loved reading your beautiful and very thoughtful post. As a mom too, I can soooo relate. Cheers to your children's achievements and hope you enjoyed the show. :) Keep posting your lovely thoughts and minis, they really make my day. Your latest work with the sweet shop simply blows my mind - you have so much talent.

Many hugs,
Jackie

Ashley said...

I love your blog !! I am sure this is a hard time for you to let go of your babies. I am not a mom yet but my younger sister is married and just found out she & her husband are expecting there first child, and I am sort of bummed about it b/c I haven't even gotten married yet ! Life sometimes is confusing but it's always nice to be able to vent and share your thoughts with others.

cunha said...

Hello, It´s a wonderful work congratulations the details are perfect.