Our Flickr group is growing fast, we have already over 200 members and about 2000 pictures :). To celebrate the occasion I interviewed Debbie.
Hi Debbie! How does it feel to be the 200th member of Mini treasures Flickr group? Hello, and thank you for the honor of being interviewed- I am totally surprised by being the 200th member of the mini treasures group!
(I love surprises by the way, at least good ones!
Tell a little about yourself: who you are, where do you come from and what do you do? I 'm the mother of 4 children ages 15. 18 year old twins, and a 20 year old college student. I have been married for almost 22 years, and am a native Hoosier who was transplanted as of 3 years ago to Illinois. I love to dabble in several venues of art, including painting folk art scenes and sketching.
Do you have any hobbies other than miniatures?
I sure do have other hobbies! My top favorite (besides doing miniature art characters) is reading, I love classic literature and well written history books.
I am also a pretty good cook , and I enjoy singing!- especially in a group!
When and how did you start doing miniatures?
I wanted to make some characters to go in a big dollhouse that my husband put together as a surprise for my mom. After searching a while, I gave up trying to find what I was looking for and decided to just figure out how to do what I wanted on my own initiative.
After a long time of learning and trial and error, I am now creating and selling my art miniatures all over the world. One of my highlights has been when Susan Boyle, the Scottish singing sensation, was given a character I made of her on a national television interview.
What is your latest / next mini-project? I have a huge ongoing project book of which I have an endless supply of new ideas for characters. I don't know if I would ever be able to do all of them, but I will sure try! I also plan on making shadow boxes in the near future with art characters acting out scenes in them for hanging on the wall.
How did you find Mini Treasures wiki and what is your favorite page in the wiki? I ran across Mini Treasures by accident on Flickr while I was browsing, I enjoyed looking through it very much!
What would you like to see in the wiki in the future? I would enjoy just about anything related to miniature art work or classic literature theme. It's probably one of my top interests!
Thanks for the interview Debbie, it was nice to learn to know you :). You were being too modest and forgot to mention your Etsy shop, I like your dolls and I am sure Susan loved hers too :). Check the pages with art & books tag (the links above and if you can´t find what you are looking, add a comment to wanted_pages so we will create a new page (you can create them yourself too). Welcome to our group!