Handmade, 1:12 scale miniature food and oddities from IGMA Fellow, Kiva Atkinson
OMG!!! Your rice is divine! So real looking, it's making me hungry. I was trying to make rice two weeks ago, and basically I made a white thin thin cane and started cutting small pieces from it, it was sooo time consuming and not rice looking at all! Can't wait til my classes are done (Dec 18) is the last day, after that I'll be cranking out some miniatures for sure. Thanks for all your awesome blogs!
Thanks Sara!! Yeah, I imagine how difficult it must be to make time for miniatures when you're so consumed with school! When I lived in S.F., my dad (who was alive at the time) suggested that I quit my job and make miniatures instead...so I did! School is super important, though. What are you studying?Did you add enough translucent? Mine is mostly translucent with just a small pinch of white. Just roll super thin, and chop chop chop. It IS totally tedious, I agree. I think my eyes glaze over after about 5 minutes, haha!!
You always make such fab food when I am on my diet! It's really weird but whenever we use chopsticks, it's always for food in bowls and not plates. I think this applies to most countries with Chinese as majority, like Taiwan, Hongkong, Singapore & China. Easier to scoop rice (into your mouth) with bowls and chopsticks if you are not using spoons.
Susan! You know, I seriously thought about adding spoons with the chopsticks. I use chopsticks all the time, even for something like this! I have this weird thing about not using metal utensils when eating Asian food. I will use one of those non-metal spoons, though. I give my mom dirty looks if she uses a fork and we're eating Chinese or Japanese (or other Asian) food, lol!! Does this mean that you would not use chopsticks for something like a roast duck rice plate? My Chinese grandfather always raised the bowl (and sometimes plate) to his mouth and shoveled it in with his chopsticks. I don't remembering him belching afterwards, but he did torture my Japanese grandmother with his farting, haha!!
Thanks! I'm doing my pre-reqs for nursing.
Looks wonderful! My husband made pot roast last week and it reminds me of that. Of course, he eats pot roast with potatoes and rolls, not with rice.One of my favorite stews is the one you get in Chinese restaurants during dim sum: the one with the cow entrails (stomach, intestines, and daikon radishes.) Yum! Now I want some of that now!
No, Kiva, we almost never use chopsticks with roast duck rice on a plate. It's fork and spoon cos duck meat is tough. When you eat out, if they serve you with bowls, its chopsticks, fork and spoons for plates. Your grandparents sound like a dream team although I can totally imagine your grandmother reeling over backwards at your granddad's outrageous emissions. When I was in Japan in the 80s, I was so impressed at how refined these people are. They have the sound of running water in their toilets to mask our own rather inelegant trickling when we do our little business. Now, that is civilisation :) lol!
Oh Jesus, Betty! you are Chinese through and through :-D!! Hardcore! Ok, the most I can do is tripe. Does that count?
Good girl, Sara! There are more than a few doctors and nurses in my family, both sides. No wonder you're working your arse off ;-)!
Susan! You are such a fascinating woman, you really are.BWAA!!! He gave my refined grandma "Dutch Ovens", too! As in, cover her head with the blanket and let it rip! She had to get out of bed and leave the room until it "settled down". He was a wild one. And HIS father was an opium dealer and big time gambler.Oh yes, the Japanese are so refined and proper...especially compared to the Chinese, lol!! They are heathens in comparison. I didn't know that about the running water sound, but I am not surprised! And yet, there is a seedy underground in some parts, and some downright kink. Vending machines with used underwear!?
I know it´s miniature food Kiva, but it´s SO real!! And I really enjoy the comments and your replies. The thing about the running water; genius!!! Synnøve
HAHA!! synnøve, I dont edit what comes out of my mouth too much :-/. I'm glad you like the stew! About that runnng water sound, clever, eh? But the first thing that came to my mind was...what about other sounds?? Perhaps they could play waves crashing against the shore? Or thunder?
Love the stew, Kiva but I have to go and dry my eyes - I laughed so much at your comments, I cried!Magsx
I agree. I am totally amazed and astounded by your miniature food, but love to read the comments too. Now I think I may be thinking about farting all day long :) hee hee hee
Your miniature work is so so wonderful. This stew made me so hungry as soon as I saw it. You are so sweet and funny. Hugs~ Kim
Thanks guys!! I am so happy you like the stew! Mags, come on- you KNOW you were wondering about the other sounds besides the tinkling, lol!! It would be a great idea. We've all been in public restrooms where all is pretty quiet until someone emits a humiliating, gassy explosion. Then they have to avoid eye contact when they come out and rush out of there! The sound of thunder would be a nice touch. Rain and thunder would cover both!
Hahahahaha, Kiva!You are hilarious. What noisy bathrooms they will have. Can you imagine all the loo "patrons" deciding they will join the orchestra of sounds since noone can tell who emits what anymore? They may come out of the toilets giving each other standing ovations!
Tripe is good :) My husband cannot stomach tripe!If you want to have burp/fart contests you should see my parents after dinner. My mom has to end it with a fart & a burp! Now that is ladylike?
Susan, haha!! "Orchestra of sounds"! Remind me to avoid those bathrooms...YIKES!Betty, haha!! Your hubby can't "stomach" tripe ;-). I like it Chinese style the best. Actually, I like Mexican Menudo, too. Hey, my great aunt could blow anyone away with her belching. I mean, they are seismic in power. And yes, she's a Chinese auntie :-D!!
Kiva zomgzorz. rice -_-" and done so realistically! yay for chop chop chop! as with Susan, we don't really do the whole 'bowl to the mouth, shovel rice in with chopsticks" deal anymore, it's deemed rather uncouth, bf insists on eating that way cos it's 'traditional' though i think he's just too lazy to switch to the spoon ;P he drinks his soup straight from the bowl too.omnomnom. beef stew. now i gots ta get me some. grr.
Cindy, the sound of slurping and the raising of bowls to mouths was ubiquitous when I lived in S.F., and even here in Hawaii! I'm all for tradition, but I do find it rather gauche, especially in a restaurant setting :-/. It's a little "peasantish". I can deal with the raising the bowl part, but the slurping is almost like nails on a chalkboard. UGH!