Dougie catorze is no cat’s meow

More like a grumble bunny, today’s Dougie 14.

Why? Why, listen up and I’ll tell you!

Thing 14: Make something microscopic.

The inherent flaw is who amongst us has the tools to achieve microscopic creative works? And let’s say you’re one of those rare artists who happens to have the tools for teeny-tiny work. Or perhaps you’re a dentist with a microscopic drill. There’s still the obstacle of photographic means to shoot such detail.

So while I appreciate the concept of the prompt as much as the next creative thinker, satisfying it simply isn’t feasible for the lot of us. For that, look to the famed micro sculptor Willard Wigan.

That’s a glued eyelash she’s standing on.

girl with a balloon



micro Alice in Wonderland and friends

Elvis on a pinhead

Snow White & dwarves and hovering queen witch

Now those are microscopic!

The rest of us’ll just hafta slum it …

Rice Flowers

Ingredients: thin wire and grains of freshly-cooked rice painted with watercolors (by moi).

A Willard Wigan it ain’t but it’ll do.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Doug
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 16:43:49

    Wow those are small. I like it!


  2. aubrey
    Jan 30, 2011 @ 20:49:05

    Those blooms are wonderful! I took one look and thought, ‘Did WB actually paint those? If she did, then I officially adore them. Period.’

    I like the teeny tea party, but those blooms are lovely.


  3. Noah
    Jan 30, 2011 @ 21:24:15

    I love your solution to this prompt! And I’m only a little miffed you didn’t actually buy my book. You can make it up to me, by mentioning and linking to my book/blog in your sidebar, there’s even a nice little graphic you can grab HERE.


  4. kloppenmum
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 18:24:37

    Those rice flowers are so clever. I’d have mine either flying all around the room (uncooked) or squished into puddles (cooked). Very cool. You that is, not me.


    • allycatadventures
      Feb 04, 2011 @ 16:31:26

      @kloppenmum – You know, those rice blooms have dried nicely. 🙂 (They happen to be among the very few of these daily projects I saved.) Perhaps I’ve found myself a new career! 😀


  5. kloppenmum
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 16:35:23

    Absolutely: market them on e-bay for the person who has everything, charge a premium…all good.


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