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zondag 12 april 2015

Zuster Klivia / Nurse Klivia

Eerst wil ik jullie even laten weten dat ik van af nu mijn blog foto’s ga ‘watermerken’. Want sinds een paar weken heb ik gemerkt dat ik, net als Brae ( ), extreem veel pageviews heb gehad. Op mijn dashboard kan ik zien dat mijn blog wordt ‘gepromoot’ op (voor mij) totaal onbekende buitenlandse vreemde websites. Vermoedelijk ben ik ook een van die ‘slachtoffers’, zoals Brae. Als je wilt weten waar dit over gaat, lees dan eventjes haar blog hierover, dan weet je waarom ik mijn foto’s zal gaan merken. Ik denk niet dat het veel zal helpen, maar toch…..
Zo, dat is dat, terug naar de mini’s.

First of all I want you to know that from now I’ll watermarking my blog pictures. Because since a few weeks I have noticed that, just like Brae ( ) I have an extremely number of pageviews. I can see on my blog dash board that my blog is ‘promoted’ on lots of (for me) unknown foreign strange websites. Probably I’m also one of the ‘victims’, like Brae. So please, click on the above link and read her blog, where this is all about and you will understand why I’ll marking my pictures. I don’t think it won’t help much, but still…..
Well, that’s it, back into miniatures.

Omdat ik een Clivia miniata ( ) in miniatuur wilde namaken voor mijn miniatuur Oma, moest ik tijdens het surfen op internet gelijk aan ‘Zuster Klivia’ uit de jaren ’60 denken :D.
Bij mijn Nederlandse lezers zou deze naam nog wel eens herinneringen kunnen oproepen, want in de jaren ’60 in Nederland was Zuster Klivia namelijk een van de hoofdrolspelers in een humoristische televisieserie.

Because I wanted to make a miniature Clivia miniata ( ) for my miniature Grandma, I was surfing on the internet and I immediately remembered me another Clivia, namely 'Nurse Klivia' from a Dutch television series of the 60s :D.
This Dutch television series can possibly evoke some memories at my Dutch blog readers, because in The Netherlands Nurse Klivia was one of the leading actors in the series.

Oké, verder met de plant Clivia, geschreven met een C, ofwel mijn miniatuur Clivia miniata!
Okay, now we’ll continue with the plant Clivia, the one written with a C, or the Clivia miniata!

Op de bovenstaande foto zie je dat de Clivia miniata bijna 5 cm hoog is, maar omdat ze wat schuin omhoog ligt ivm met haar bladeren, kun je het niet zo goed zien.

On the above picture you see that the Clivia miniata is nearly 5 cm high, but because she is lying obliquely upwards on her leaves, you can’t see it very well.

Tijdens het maken kwamen er onderaan de plant steeds meer eindjes van bloemendraad bij, waardoor bij mij het idee ontstond om hiervan de vlezige lichtgekleurde wortels te maken, die de plant in het echt ook heeft ;O!

While making this plant I got lots of tiny end pieces of the floral wire at the bottom of the plant, which gave me the idea for making light colored fleshy roots of these loose ends, just like the plant also has in real life ;O!

Jammer, dat je de wortels nu niet meer kunt zien......maar IK weet dat ze er zijn, hè Betsy ;O?!

It's a pity you can't see the roots anymore.....but I know that they are there, isn't it, Betsy ;O?!

Vóór dat Oma de Clivia in een grotere bloempot heeft gezet, heeft ze een jonge scheut van de moederplant gehaald om zo een nieuwe stek te kweken van haar geliefde Clivia.

Before Grandma has put the Clivia in a larger pot, she took a young shoot from the mother plant, for getting a new cutting of her beloved Clivia.

En na het verpotten kwam de Clivia weer op de plantentafel ( ) in de ‘pronk’ kamer van de boerderij te staan.

And after repotting the Clivia went back to its place on the plant table ( ) in the 'best' room of the farm.

Bloempotten zijn gekocht bij
Flower pots are bought of

N.B. Deze foto is sterk vergroot, dus iets wazig
Note: this photo is greatly enlarged, so it's a bit blurry

Op de laatste foto kunnen jullie zien dat de Clivia van Oma nog nieuwe knoppen heeft en ik denk dat ze daarom nog wel een poosje haar bloemenpracht zal laten zien ;O!
Warm welkom aan mijn nieuwe volgers, dank voor jullie reacties.
Fijne week allemaal :D!

On the last picture you can see that the Clivia of Grandma still has new buttons, so therefore I think it will still show her orange red floral splendour for a while ;O!
A warm welcom to my new followers, thank you for your nice comments.
I wish you all a nice week :D!


37 opmerkingen:

Pepper Mitcheson zei

I have never seen one of those flowers before but it is beautiful, both large and miniature.It is a sad fact that if you want to try and protect your photos, the only way is to watermark them and hope that no one removes it. =0(

Veilchen zei

Hallo Ilona,
genau so eine Pflanze haben wir bei uns im Büro und deine sieht sehr echt aus und blüht sogar wunderschön.
Meine Bilder habe ich schon von Anfang an mit einem Wasserzeichen versehen und hoffe damit den Datenklau etwas zu erschweren.
Ganz liebe Grüße Veilchen

shannonc60 zei

Your clivia is very realistic Ilona. The colours of the flowers is perfect. As for the other blogs using photos, it's quite strange. I hope too that they don't remove your watermark. Sadly, I think that being able to freely use other people's content is just one of the downfalls of the internet. Hope the upcoming week is kind to you.

17-17 zei

Hi Ilona!
I very like your Clivia. It looks like real plant! is beautiful!

BiWuBär zei

I can truly say (and if necessary even swear) that your miniature clivia looks absolutely realistic! And I'm able to judge - my parents own one as stunning as yours... apart from the size of course! Beautiful work - or should I say true Ilona-work? ;O) - About your watermarks and the story behind... I can't believe how people can do anything like this... bragging with the talent of others... how cheap is this. Let's hope that the watermarking helps... And maybe I should follow you to do so. Not that anyone would copy me - but even I have more "visits" from Russia than from everywhere else... and I don't think these come from my few Russian blogfriends... *gulp*


Isabel Ruiz Alonso zei

Es preciosa!!!
Te deseo buena semana también.

miniaturista zei

La clivia es preciosa y te queda perfecta.
Un abrazo

Elizabeth S zei

BRAVO Ilona!!! What a wonderful looking plant and it is Amazing the way that you have managed the colors of each of the petals! And it has roots too!!!!?
WOW, take a Bow! :D

Cinderella Moments zei

Watermarks! They are so annoying. But totally necessary. :( They take so much extra time to put on each photo. You are even suppose to go back and watermark all the old photos on your blog. I just couldn't do it. Too many.
But the flower is gorgeous. And you're making the roots too now. You are a crazy lady! In the best sense of the word of course!

Rosethé zei

OOOHHH ! Ilona cette plante est superbe, les couleurs sont très belles. Jolie console !
Bises. Joce

mcddiss zei

un trabajo precioso con la planta , me parece muy buena idea lo de la marca de agua en tus fotos , yo tambien la uso en mis fotos



12Create zei

That is stunning. Beautifully made and I love the colours.

Dorien Litjes zei

Dear Ilona,
It's sad to read about the use of your photos. How did you find out that they used your photos?
Your Clivia is wonderful.
Hugs Dorien

Xandra Dekker zei

Hallo Ilona.

Je clivia is prachtig geworden. Leuke scene met oma erbij. Hoe krijg je dat watermerk over je foto`s want daar ben ik vorig jaar al naar op zoek geweest toen ik mijn maaksels op een andere site tegenkwam...

Groetjes Xandra

Kleine Vingers zei

Wat een prachtige clivia!

claude zei

I understand and share your anger at the failure of some miniaturists
the clivia is beautiful and the color rendering and shadow is awesome
what a beautiful environment for your grandmother
bonne journée

Vivian Fox zei

Beautiful plant Ilona, and your grandmother looks such a dear old lady!
I too have to think about watermarks, but I wouldn't even know if I can on my computer?? Such a waste of time, but necessary to do.
All the best and take care.

Lili56 zei

Très jolie plante Ilona, avec des couleurs éclatantes
Bises, Lili

Lovejoy Bears zei

Your clivia is stunning Ilona, so realistic!! And Grandma looks very happy sitting peacefully with it in her room :)
I keep forgetting to put a watermark on my photos and I have many visits from Russia. It is so sad that this happens!! Thank you for reminding me of the importance of marking our photos.
Vicky ♥ ♥

Plushpussycat zei

Yes, I'll say it too! Take a bow, Ilona! Your Clivia is stunning, truly stunning! xo Jennifer

Tatiana zei

Какой прекрасный цветок!!!! Вы потрясающий мастер! Ваши цветы смотрятся реалистично и великолепно!
У меня подобная проблема с фотографиями. Я очень расстраиваюсь из-за этого...

*Mieke*Petitevictorianrose*and*PastTimeChildhood zei

Lieve Ilona, de clivia is prachtig geworden, ik weet niet hoe je het doet , maar jouw bloemen en planten zien er altijd super realistisch uit.
Als iemand de foto zou zien zonder tekst erbij zouden ze niet weten dat het hier om een miniatuur plant gaat.
Wat heb ik dat vroeger altijd graag gekeken, ja zuster nee zuster, met zuster Klivia....en het lied van de kat van ome Willem die op reis was geweest haha.
Ik wens je een hele zonnige week.

Lieve groetjes Mieke

Maria Ireland zei

Wow your plant is gorgeous. It looks so real.Grandma must love her plant it has grown so well :)))
Hugs Maria

Helma zei

Wat is je Clivia goed gelukt, Ilona en ja zuster klivia en ome een rijtuigie,omnooit te vergeten!
Lieve groet, Helma

les mains calmes zei

Coucou Ilona,
Aspiration n'est pas inspiration. Rien de grave à retrouver ses photos de réalisation un peu partout....
J'ai toujours signé mes photos et en ce moment ce ne sont que des moteurs de recherches et des cookies qui rodent autour..(j'en suis à 1400 visites par jour) Cela m'est égal, mon travail est personnel et pas la bonne cible des copieurs...Ceux qui me copient, me demandent de l'aide quant à leur projet, me remercient vraiment, très, très rarement. Pour ainsi dire jamais...L'originalité ne peut pas se poser sur n'importe quel blog ou site basique...La supercherie saute tellement aux yeux.(comme reconnaître un objet du commerce) Pour ce qui est du maquillage des photos avec un logiciel qui gomme ta signature, c'est facile! Ne pas aller sur ceux qui te proposent des photos en tout petit format sans agrandissement possible....
Bisous, Dominique

Drora's minimundo zei

It's an exquisite Clivia. An awesome piece of work! Bravo!
It is really frustrating to have to watercolor your photos. On the other
hand you also have to feel complimented.
It happens only to the best artists,
and you, my dear, are one of the top
A big hug, Drora

Kikka N zei

Hi Ilona! Your Clivia is gorgeous, so very realistic! My Grandmother used to have one with just your colors! Love it!

Fabiola zei

Your clivia is fabulous and so realistic.

Pippibär zei

This flower is an amazing work as always! I can´t believe how many dtails and realism you always put in your work. It is really unbelievable how much talent found space in just one person. It doesn´t matters what you make, it is always the same... a masterpiece!

Contrastes-Rosa Mª zei

Te ha quedado preciosa, , la abuela estará feliz de verla en su rincón de lectura, feliz semana también, besos:-)

Doug S zei

Hello Ilona! I love the Clivia, it is one of my favorite plants, with its somewhat waxy texture and such deep color. And as always, you have completely captured the spirit of the plant. I mean it when I say that you have a unique skill with your ability to "see" the details that make things look so realistic. Not everyone has that!

I am an admirer!


Daydreamer zei

Dear Ilona, I am so late to comment! But I agree completely that it is Important that You know the roots are there!!! And now We do too! LOL! They look perfect.... and much better than just cutting them all off! The plant is just so real, I cannot imagine it is so small! You really know how to get perfection with the scale of things.... something I am working hard to improve with my projects!
I am sorry you have had to watermark your photos.... I still do not know how to research that stuff.... maybe better that I don't know?
Your work is Superb and You deserve the credit!
I'm sorry to be so late commenting here, especially when you mentioned me...(blushing) but I know exactly what you mean!

carmen zei

preciosa clivia!

Nono zei

Wat een prachtig clivia, zo realistic!!!
Al jouw bloemen en planten zijn de mooiste dat ik ooit gezien heb!
Ik kende nier zuster Klivia...

Sarah zei

It's fantastic, love the colour of the petals. And your tea roses, below this post, are fabulous as is the furniture they are sitting on, love the curved legs and marble top.

I just had a look at my stats, some very strange referring URLs, sites that have nothing to do with miniatures. Not really sure what is going on... :D Hopefully nothing bad. Good idea to watermark, and always useful anyway, sometimes I see a picture of a miniature and want to know who made it, and yet there is no information!!!

Hannah zei

I think it is smart of you to watermark your pictures, it's so easy to share online, and some people aren't that nice, they can even say it's their own picture..

The flowers are wonderful!! Makes a lovely addition to your beautiful grandma scene!

Piikko zei

What a Clivia!♥
Very beautiful and realistic.
Baby Clivias are so cute too. :)
-Ilona, your post remains me about the Clivia-kit I've bought two years ago. Do you think it is time to take it out from the box? :D
My real Clivia is also waiting for a new soil and bigger pot.
After I'll get those things done
I'll look as happy as your Granny. :)
Hugs, piikko