This is my art room (now office) where I spend my days.  Or wait, is this my art room?

As a rambling creative project to commemorate this unusual time, I set myself the challenge of recreating my room in miniature, replicating all the features in the tiniest detail, and slowly building a room whose contents can all be held within the palm of a hand.

It meant recreating my giant architect’s plan chest out of balsa wood with sequin handles, using teabags to stain the wood and a lick of the original paint for consistency…

The lazy-susan pencil log holder was a tiny labour of love made of cocktail sticks carefully glued to a tiny sliver of wood…

My majestic urn plant was a challenge; I used a dried seed pod as the base and carefully rolled and coloured-in tiny pieces of paper to recreate the leaves and flower trumpet;

For the cork wreath that captures all our festive family milestones and moments, I glued tiny pearl beads to a metal key ring and then painted them in tan, gold, white and silver…

One of the newest features of the art room is these gorgeous sky planters; after much thought, I managed to style them from the lids of miniature toothpaste tubes, glueing tiny paper leaves to pieces of green wire and hot-gluing them inside…

The paper fish that adorn my ceiling were equally challenging; I squashed quite a few whilst rolling miniature paper tubes around the tip of a chopstick…

The fiddliest piece of all was to reimagine my beautiful silk ship kite… with jewellery wire, tissue paper, super glue and a lot of trial and error!

And finally, even Charlotte and Olivia make a cameo appearance;

If you’re curious about how the room came together, here’s a gallery of it taking shape….

Have a wonderful week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!