Tiny Tiki Delights on NBC’s Game Show “Small Fortune”
I’ll admit, I never thought that what we miniaturists do on a daily basis – carefully and meticulously handle and arrange the tiniest of treasures – would be the subject of a game show, but NBC’s latest competition show “Small Fortune” proved me wrong!
Hosted by Lil Rel Howery, “Small Fortune” is an eight-episode team competition game show with itty bitty challenges for huge stakes – a cash prize of $250,000!
As we all know, working with miniatures requires a great deal of dexterity, focus and patience, and that’s exactly what these contestants need to win.
That’s all fun and games, of course, but imagine my surprise when I saw a clip from Episode 2, titled “Grandma Knows Best,” where the contestant, Alyssa, was carefully balancing a tray of miniature cocktails at a tiki bar… and they sure looked familiar!
In fact, Alyssa’s challenge included balancing my Mai Tai (complete with cocktail umbrella) in a pineapple cup and my Piña Colada, along with a couple other tropical drinks!
I created those as a special order for the show’s Games Production Designer all the way back in November 2019, but I didn’t know what they were going to be used for, so this is just a delightful surprise. I never imagined my little mini drinks would make it to television!
If you’d like to see how Alyssa competed in the “A Little Tipsy” challenge yourself, click here for the video (it starts around the 29:00 mark). I hope it makes her feel a little better knowing that I’ve knocked them over dozens of times while photographing them myself. And that’s without $80K on the line and the pressure of competing on TV, so I think she did a great job!
Don’t miss the December 2020 issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine!
It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I’m really getting into the holiday spirit, especially thanks to the lovely feature of some of my Christmas goodies in the latest issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine!
Sadie, the lovely author, has put together a fabulous feature about Christmas traditions from around the world, and I’m delighted she chose to include my Bûche de Noël, eggnog and puddings amongst the other gorgeous global foods.
Once again, I’d like to thank Sadie for the honor of being included in this AMAZING Christmas issue – and if you’re not a subscriber, you’re missing out!
The holidays are going to be unusual this year, to say the least, so I hope everyone celebrating can find moments of joy with their loved ones despite the trying circumstances we find ourselves in.
In the meantime, I’ll be watching HGTV’s Biggest Little Christmas Showdown this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!
Hello, mini friends! As some of you may know, my husband and I moved into a new home in February of this year. Last year, Maria, one of the lovely folks with Dollshouse World magazine, reached out to me about participating in their regular feature, “Where I Work.” I told her I was planning to move and asked her if I could wait until I had my new studio set up, and she was gracious enough to oblige my request!
Since moving in February, getting the house unpacked and getting my studio set up has been an ongoing endeavor, but last month (in the midst of stay-at-home orders in the state of Florida) I was able to get some photos of my new workspace and answer Maria’s interview questions. I’ve had the unbelievable honor of being featured in the June 2020 issue, which just came out!
I’m so grateful and humbled for the opportunity, and I hope you enjoy taking a peek inside the PPC studio!
Today, amidst all the bleak news around the world, I’m happy to share a bright spot with you all. I’ve had the honor of being interviewed for the April 2020 issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine!
Sadie, the lovely author, chose to highlight some of my Easter and spring miniatures, along with my conservatory! I can’t begin to tell you how honored I am for the thoughtful, beautiful piece Sadie wrote about me. It’s really a special moment when you see yourself called an artist in print – I think all creatives suffer from moments of self-doubt and wondering if we’re good enough, so it’s an amazing feeling to see yourself through another’s eyes.
Many thanks to Sadie and DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine for this cheery springtime issue! And if you’re not a subscriber, now’s the perfect time. We all have to support our fellow small businesses in these trying times.
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