Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I listen to the radio.

So now that we're over the giveaway hype, it's time for me to get down to work. 

And can I be honest with you? It's really tough for me to be self-employed, as much as I love sculpting miniature food, I'm also very easily distracted! Sometimes I wish I had a boss breathing down my neck but nope, there's only me. :)

Here are some miniature burger buns, in 1/3 and 1/6 scale.

That is why I give all my customers deadlines where I have to send out their packages by, and that works as a firm guide for me to plan my sculpting around. That keeps my customers happy and me accomplished. :)

Here's a mooncake master mold I designed in 1/3 scale. It reminded me of the freehand doodling I used to do on lecture notes in school. :) 

On facebook, I was chatting to Stephanie (PetitPlat), also a full-time miniaturist, and we realised we both liked to listen to radio while sculpting. I feel it keeps me focused as both my hands and ears are preoccupied. And now I'm very familiar with all the radio programmes and its djs. :)

What about you, do you multi-task while crafting too?


  1. Love the bread! As usual, your textures look perfect :)
    Ps. I always listen to something when I'm working on a craft project, as well! Is it a radio station or a CD, I really need some 'background-noise' to work well :D

  2. Thanks Stella! I've just found out about being able to listen to various countries' radio stations, so that's keeping me entertained for now! :)

  3. I love audiobooks to work to. You can get sucked in for hours, which is great when you need to really get busy.

  4. Ahh audiobooks, now that's one I need to try out. :)

  5. This is wonderful work!
    I listen to music or put a movie on so that my mind stays focussed and the sound and sights sometimes add ideas to the work that I am doing.
    I sometimes have to be careful what type of station or movie I put on though as it can sometimes affect my mood and then affect my work!
    Most of the time though, I come away with great results and I feel more relaxed in the end!
    The strawberry cake is phenomenal!

  6. Amber: you're so cute that your comment on this entry spans across a few entries! :D Personally I hate it when endless rounds of heavy beat music come on, they just end up bringing me headache rather than inspiration! and thank you about the cake! :)