Yes, it is true….I am late!!
One month to be exact! We were gone in France and I really didn’t have the chance to work on something plus I was waiting for inspiration. We had a great time and for a while my head was chocked full of ideas…unfortunately many of them either fell out – or were washed away with the good French wine!
While traveling we visited many typical French marketplaces – the ones that travel from town to town bringing great fresh produce and products. Every one of them had several “honey” stalls and as we drove through the country side we also saw homes with different types of bee hives set up. We also did one of the flea markets in Paris and one of the travelers found a great heavy brass mold with different figures on it. The closest we could figure out was that it was for making marzipan. But it had a great bee and the word “Miel” which means honey in French.
I had been wanting to get out my paper clay and use it for something so I used the paper clay to make both the bees and the little pieces saying miel. After it dried I had to file it as the clay was pretty rough trying to get it out of the meatl molds. The paper clay was then colored – and I had to try a variety of things on it as it did not color as easily as I had anticipated. Probably acrylic paint would have worked the best but I didn’t have any of it around. There are three of each style and they can now be used to play….Tic-Tac- Bee!
So enjoy your little miniature game!