Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Little People Living In The Big World

So today I'm going to introduce my other blog, Miniaturopolis, which has been up and running since April 2015. I started slowly by posting once a week, then twice and settled on three times; a comfortable amount since I already have this blog to cater to and don't want to overdo it. It's my playground where I let the kid in me loose and where I unleash my imagination. I waited a long time before introducing it because I wanted to make sure that I was committed to it. I sure am! I'm loving every minute of it.

So what is Miniaturopolis about, you ask? It's about the experiences little people living in the big world have, as well as the many challenges they face.

It's where they work:

COLOURED PASTA
Preparing it one noodle at a time.


Where they play:

POOL PARTY
Come on in, the water juice is fine.


Where they find love:

LOVE IS A SPLENDID THING
Indeed it is.


Where they're naughty:

COIN THIEVES
That's how your change disappears.


Where they solve crimes:

CSI: WHODUNIT
In the kitchen, with the candlestick...


And sometimes, it can be a dangerous place for them, too.

FOOT ODOUR
It can kill you.


Because it's not easy living in the big world.

If you'd like to follow the adventures of these little people, visit them here: Miniaturopolis

33 comments:

  1. What I've always wondered is -- where do you get such a stunning variety of teensy-tiny people?

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    1. This is a great question. When I first decided to get into this type of photography, I had a heck of a time trying to figure out what the heck these tiny people are and where to find them. Well...after a lot of searching...I discovered that they are figures used in the hobby of model railroads! And the rest is history, as they say :)

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    2. Model railroads? OF COURSE! That never would have occurred to me.

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    3. It was the same for me. So you can just imagine how excited I was when I finally found out. I'm sure I did a happy dance around the room or some such thing...

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  2. Very imaginative Martha! Sure hope those little people on the grapefruit don't end up in someone's juicer!

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  3. So cute! I know i visited your other blog once and was impressed. I think you could make a book out of all of these; I'm sure people would enjoy seeing them! Heading over there now :)

    betty

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    1. I am planning on that, Betty. At least for my own use! I find this type of photography a great way to practice my skills...and a wonderful way to have fun!

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  4. It's fascinating! So is this an art form /art practice that others do too? I think it's a great way to tell a story.

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    1. There are many people who do this type of photography. And I enjoy looking at their art!

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  5. ADORABLE! I love little people. They make me feel tall, and they're so cute.

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    1. HAHAHA! Yes, we do feel very tall around them :)

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  6. Always love seeing new posts from Miniaturopolis. Your title reminded me of an Alan Jackson country song "Little Bitty" that I heard last time I was at a local farm supply store. Not all the lyrics are the greatest, but the chorus somehow manages to stay in my head,
    "Well, it's alright to be little bitty
    A little hometown or a big old city
    Might as well share, might as well smile
    Life goes on for a little bitty while."

    Love your little people!

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    1. HAHA! I love it, Bethany. How cute. They are little bitty people. And you are one of my biggest supporters. Thank you for that!

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  7. It's one of my favorite blogs.

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    1. Thank you for that, John! You're also one of my biggest supporters.

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  8. I always love visiting Miniaturopolis -you put a lot of great work in, for us all to enjoy.
    Thank you

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan, thank you so much! You are another wonderful supporter of that blog and I appreciate it.

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  9. You're really letting your imagination run on this one.

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  10. So THAT'S how the coloured pasta get made!!
    I really enjoy this other blog of yours, Martha. I will have to visit more often.....hard to teach a old fella a new routine!! lol
    I appreciate the work and patience it must take to set up, light, and photograph these scenes....not to mention the imagination needed. Very good work indeed and looking forward to the 'book'.

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    1. Thanks for all the kids words, Jim. It does take effort to create these images but it's so much fun! I intend to keep this photo theme going for a long time to come. I'm really enjoying it.

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  11. Wow - a whole bunch at the same time! Cool!

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  12. Love your photos, they are so fun.

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    1. This is definitely my favourite theme of photography right now. Because it's so much fun!

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  13. You are so inventive, Martha! Such fun to see these little people and the things they do!

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! This style of photography is very playful, so it's a wonderful way to relax and get away from it all.

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    2. Yes, and it is fun mentally for me to see it also.

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  14. I like stuff like that. It must take so much time setting it all up.

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