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zaterdag 15 juni 2013

Even ontspannen / Just relax


Ik heb het erg druk gehad de afgelopen tijd, maar ook daarna zijn er  allerlei dingen, die vroegen om mijn aandacht. Mijn tuin vond het erg fijn me weer eens te zien en had in de tussentijd flink wat onkruid geproduceerd ;)! Allerlei kleurige bloemen en planten bloeien nu volop, het is echt een lust voor het oog!
Ook is het hier koel, maar zonnig weer sinds een paar weken en dan moet ik toch echt gaan genieten met een grote wandeling of een eind fietsen door het prachtige gebied, waarin ik woon. Wachtend op nieuwe materialen voor een opdracht, waar ik momenteel aan werk, is het nu dus ook tijd om een beetje te ontspannen en te genieten van alles wat de natuur ons geeft.

In the past weeks I have been very busy, but beside that there also were a lot of things, which asked my attention. My garden liked it very much to see me again and in the meantime it had produced a lot of weeds ;)! All kind of colorful flowers and plants are blooming now, it really is a feast for the eye!
Since a few weeks we have cool, but sunny weather too and I enjoyed it so much to bike and to walk around through the beautiful region I live in.
Waiting for new materials for a commission, at which I am working on, it is now the right time to relax a bit and to enjoy everything the nature gives to us.


Iemand heeft gevraagd of ik voor haar wat orchideeën wilde maken. Daar zeg ik natuurlijk geen nee tegen en eenmaal bezig ben ik als vanzelf gaan experimenteren met kleuren (zoals gewoonlijk :D) en kijken wat voor variaties er mogelijk zijn. 

Someone asked if I wanted to make some orchids for her. Of course I didn’t say no and once I was busy I automatically was experimenting with colors (as usual :D) and I looked for more variations which could be possible.


Het drijfhout heb ik gemaakt van stukjes wortel, wat ik in het tuincentrum op de decoratie afdeling heb gevonden. Ik weet echter niet precies wat het is.

I made the driftwood of small kind of roots. I've found it on the decoration section in the garden centre, but I don’t know exactly what it is.

Voor en na / Before and after

De houten tafel heb ik gemaakt en hoort bij een andere miniatuur (meer hierover in een komende blogpost). Ik heb de tafel verweerd op verzoek van mijn klant, maar het is nog niet helemaal af.

The wooden table is made by me and belongs to another miniature (more about this in an upcoming blog post). At the request of my client I weathered the table, but it is not completely finished yet.



Met een klein boedha beeldje, wat gevonden schelpjes, wit stukje koraal (nep) en wat drijfhout heb ik samen met wat losse orchideeën en een zeepketting (zelf gemaakt) een wit skelet van een zeeklit (Spatangus) opgefleurd.

With a small buddha statue, some founded shells, a tiny piece of white coral (fake) and driftwood with some loose orchid flowers and a soap chain (made by me) I have adorned a white skeleton of the sea potato (Spatangus).

Ik was erg blij met het behalen van 300 volgers, maar zag vanmorgen dat het er ineens weer 299 waren….? Heeft het misschien te maken met het stoppen van blogspot.com per 1 juli 2013? Iedereen heeft het er over, maar ik heb nog geen officieel berichtje gekregen hierover, kan dat kloppen? Wie kan me hier op antwoord geven? Moet ik overstappen op bloglovin.com bijvoorbeeld, of is alles zomaar een gerucht?
Fijn weekend allemaal!

I was very happy to see I reached 300 followers, but this morning I saw the number of 299….? Has it something to do with the closure of blogspot.com on the 1st of July 2013? Everyone is talking about it on their blogs, but I personally didn’t receive any message about this issue so far, is that right? Who can answer this question for me? Do I have to step over to bloglovin.com for instance, or is this all just a rumour?
Have a nice weekend!

Ilona

51 opmerkingen:

Emanuela Valenza zei

Ciao Ilona, molto belle le tue orchidee.Per quanto riguarda Blogovin a poco a poco tutti si inseriscono, non è una diceria ma l'arresto è peril 1 di luglio ed anch'io ho già fatto il trasferimento. Un caro saluto, Manu

Dorien Litjes zei

Dear Ilona,
What a beautiful orchids!! About that blog story I don't know what's going on.
Hugs Dorien

The Old Maid zei

Ilona, please don't bother about the number of Followers. I can see this happens from time to time on my blog too. Guess people just finish wirting blogs and go away.
I didn't get any news from Blogger either so maybe the closing time is different in different countries?

Anyway I just love orchids and the table and all the little and charming scenes you made for this post!
I am tempted to ask you to make different kinds of orchids ... ;)
Hugs and kisses!

Wyrna Christensen zei

Your mini flowers are adorable. Yes it is important to enjoy the good weather when it's there.
I also switched to Blogovin, I understand that after 1 July you have no google reader list. Jennifer from Plushpussycat, has written about it on her blog, I asked her some questions on email, she would really like to help you. And it is no rumor.
Hugs
Wyrna

Gee zei

mooie minis weer, en inderdaad, genieten van het weer zolang het kan want het kan hier zo weer voorbij zijn.
ben blij dat jij bloglovin aankaart, zat er ook een beetje mee in mn maag.
Groetjes,
Gee

12Create zei

Your orchids are beautiful. I believe the ceasing of Google Reader is for real. I'm looking at alternatives. I love following the blogs I follow and having comments from my followers.

Josje zei

Your orchids are beautiful Ilona, in all colours!

About blogspot, don't worry!! It is only Blogger Reader they're shutting down because not too many people are using this. Not your reading list, that will remain as it was. So you can still log in to your Dashboard and see all the updates of all of the blogs you are following.

Brad zei

Hello Ilona,

Glad to read your post. Your tables look terrific. I love the color and the weathering detail. Great job.

I just completed two days of weeding in my garden. My back feels like I'm 103 years old. Urg.

Hope you are doing and creating many beautiful things!

All best,
Brad

BiWuBär zei

I feel like a parrot... *LOL* But what else can I say but everything you do is perfect. Great job! - As far as I've understood by now they're only closing the google reader - and I won't miss that because I've never used it. I'm using the dashboard to visit the blogs I love and I don't think they're closing that.

Hugs
Birgit

Indy_Poppy zei

Your orchids are beautiful. About blogger....I have heard it is fine its just reader that is closing. I've started using Bloglovin' and so far its working well. IndyPoppy

Contrastes-Rosa Mª zei

¡Qué maravilla! las mesas te han quedado espectaculares, muy finas tanto la de las orquídeas con el pequeño buda, como la de las estrellas de mar, feliz fin de semana,besos:-)

Susan zei

Your orchids are wonderful Ilona, I love your creations!!! You make such imaginative details which I find hard to do so I love to see yours.

Blogs are not closing, only the googlereader. I tried bloglovin' but I'm more happy with The Old Reader, it's almost the same as googlereader.

*Mieke*Petitevictorianrose*and*PastTimeChildhood zei

Lieve Ilona, het is heel belangrijk op tijd te ontspannen :)
De orchideeën zijn geweldig mooi, ik snap echt niet hoe je het altijd voor elkaar krijgt, ze zien er zooo echt uit !!!
Ik wens je een heel fijn en zonnig weekend met heel veel ontspanning :)

Lieve groetjes Mieke

Eliana zei

Such beatiful work, Ilona! =)

Lucille zei

Beautiful work! I love the table scape you have created!

Daydreamer zei

Ilona, I don't know how you do it! Your Orchids look so REAL... it is hard to imagine they are not! I have several orchids... they are so beautiful... but yours are the best mini versions I have ever seen!!!
As for Blogger shutting down... I think others have said more than I know... but I assume that we will all still be able to read the blogs we are following... I never used Google Reader... just read from my List of blogs I follow.
I am glad you are resting and enjoying the Summer weather.... I am trying to do the same here... we have had too much rain and the Garden is very Lush!!

Cinderella Moments zei

The orchids are incredible! OMG! Someone will be very happy with them.
hugs♥,
Caroline

Plushpussycat zei

Amazing work, Ilona! That's one very lucky client!

Like others have said, only Google Reader is closing, so if you don't use it to read your blogs, you don't have to do anything.

As Anna wrote, followers increase and decrease all the time. Sometimes I gain two or three then lose two or three in the span of a few days. Nothing unusual. :-) xo Jennifer

Tatiana zei

Прекрасная работа!
Ваши орхидеи смотрятся очень реально!
Объятья
Татьяна

les mains calmes zei

Belles journées, belle table, belles fleurs, la vie est belle!!!
Amicalement, Dominique
The translator is very crasy,
Tu aurais fait la table en bois de carotte et tu as mis une pomme de terre de la mer! Lol!MDR!
Amicalement, Dominique

Xandra Dekker zei

Hallo Ilona,

Je orchideeën zien er prachtig uit maar ook je schaal met schelpen en vooral de zeesterren. Heb je de zeesterren ook zelf gemaakt? Ik vind ze prachtig.

Fijne zondag Xandra

Margriet zei

Prachtige orchideeën Ilona!! Maar de verweerde tafel vind ik ook erg mooi!

En google reader stopt er in elk geval mee, geen idee wat dat verder voor gevolgen zal hebben!

Lili56 zei

Magnifiques orchidées, c'est ma fleur préférée,félicitations, amicalement. Lili

Vicky Lovejoy zei

Hello dear friend,
Your new works are totally amazing. The orchids are stuning, I love the beautiful colours!! I am in awe of the beautiful driftwood table and the gorgeous collection of shells, you display everything so creatively!!
It is such a wonderful time of year to spend time outdoors and soak in the beauty of nature. I hope you get lots of time to relax and enjoy it.
I panicked when I read about the blogspot.com issue :) but I am happy to read it will not affect me :)
Big hugs xxxxxxx

Sans! zei

I was going to start typing and rave about the orchids when I read what you said about blogspot closing down. You nearly gave me a heart attack, dear Ilona..teehee :)

So I have read what everyone said in the comment box and know it's only the reader.phew!

Nwo I can get back to the important stuff and tell you how you are SPOT ON with those orchids! Down to the colour ! fabuloso!

Drora's minimundo zei

The orchids are magnificent. As always, you never cease to amaze me with your excellent work and perfect details.
I love the weathered table and the beautiful display on it.
Hugs, Drora

Catherine zei

Je suis émerveillée par la délicatesse de vos orchidées .
Elles sont magnifiques . Le choix des coloris est parfait .
Vous avez réussi a faire des compositions très raffinées .
J aime beaucoup votre travail .

Lil zei

Love the orchids and all the things. Everything is so nice and beautiful. Love your blog.

There's two places where I can see how many followers I have, but one of them says that I have one more follower than I actually have?

Lil on Lilsdolls

WIL MINIDESIGN zei

Prachtige orchideeën heb je weer uit je eigen kwekerij te voorschijn getoverd Ilona!!!
Het hele arrangement is een plaatje!

Nono zei

Wat prachtige orchideeën en schelpen, Ilona!
Mooi arrangement ook!

Pepper zei

I never get tired of looking at your beautiful flowers. Such attention to detail.

Fabiola zei

The orchids are fabulous. I like the table with gorgeous accessories.
Greetings, Faby

Piikko zei

Ilona, Congratulations on your beautiful orchids and to your great work! Greetings and hug, piikko

Helma zei

Prachtige orchideeen en je zeesterretjes vind ik prachtig!

Google reader verdwijnt maar daar deed ik in iedergeval niets mee. Heb me wel aangemeld bij bloglovin en krijg van Poppenhuiskladblog nu netjes elke dag een update als er iets veranderd is.

groetjes helma

Maria Ireland zei

Your orchids are amazing and look look so real. I am sure that I can smell them :o Your table and display is gorgeous. Congratulations on your wonderful work.
Hugs Maria

julia zei

La mesa te ha quedado preciosa, ese buda es una maravilla y las orquideas.
Con respecto al tem del blog, yo estoy igual que tú, no se si también tengo que hacer el cambio.
Besitos milesss.

Lindsey Domer zei

The orchids are absolutely beautiful. I wish I had a green thumb so that I could have some in real size in my house! :)

toddlindsey.com

Giac zei

Hello Ilona,
Once again your artwork is amazing. I love the orchids and the table is perfect. I joined bloglovin just to be sure. It is very easy to use so if blogger disappears I have backup.
Big hug,
Giac

Kim zei

Beautiful work Ilona- your flowers always look exactly like they are real and growing in such a tiny size. hugs ♥

miniacollection zei

Your orchids are wonderful.
geneviève

Elizabeth S zei

Hello Ilona! I love the look of your orchids! I have had to revert to silk ones in my real life house because no matter how hard I try to grow them, they Perish! Every single time, so I have given up on live plants but your mini ones are sooo real looking that you had me completely fooled! Bravisimo!
Now as to the Google Reader.... is that the same thing as the Reading list of the blogs I follow???? I am sooo confused and I don't know if I should be feeling panic or remain as calm as your statue on the table! hahah

elizabeth

SaMiRa73 zei

Dear Ilona! Your orchids are so gorgeous! You´ve managed to give the petals this translucent look - great! I also love what you are doing with the driftwood. I wish you would one day make a post with pictures of your commission-pieces en situ. I´m always curious where miniatures end up and it which surround they will be displayed :-)
Hugs, Sandra

Rosethé zei

Les orchidées sont superbes, comme toujours. J'aime beaucoup la table vieillie. Le temps passe trop vite.Ici, en Alsace, c'est la canicule depuis des jours nous naviguons dans les 30° hier, 36° et ce jour la météo annonce 38° c'est trop, la nature commence à souffrir.
Bisous. rosethé

Pippibär zei

Sometimes one new follower come to my blog, but blogger showed me two more... or nobody left my blog but blogger showed me one less! I think the "300 or 299 thing" is just because blogger isn´t very good in mental arithmetic *lol*
Your orchids are soooo pretty! All your things looks so realistic! Admit it: You have made a biiiiig matchstick and Cent piece and the orchids and all your other masterpieces are real not miniature *lol*
Hugs
Melli

Angelsdoor * Penny zei

Your miniature orchids are amazing Ilona... You do such beautiful work.
Thank you so much for your visit and sweet words...
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
fondly,
Penny

Ascension zei

Hola Ilona
Como siempre es un placer para la vista visitar tu blog.
Me encanta esa mesa con todos los detalles fantasticos que has puesto.
besitos ascension

John zei

I've never seen such exquisite orchids, Ilona!

Teruka zei

I lover your minis!! beauty orchids!
Hugs,
Teruka

Melli´s Hobby zei

Hello Ilona,
your orchids are perfect!! They look so real!! Fantasic work.
Greetings
Melanie

carmen zei

fantásticas orquídeas

Gosia Suchodolska zei

Ilona, your minis are too good to be minis. I love your creations! The two tables... they are to dream of! The orchids look beautiful...
Oh my... I'd better go to my kitchen and make that REAL Pavlova I promised ;)