Saturday, 16 November 2013

Day 411- She's Here!


As a matter of fact, she's been there sitting in a little corner at my office since Monday, 11 November 2013.


She came snugly packed in this box


which was in turn secured in this one.

Now tell me, how can anyone not be excited when you see such a huge box delivered to your doorstep?


I saw her back first with the half hidden OM tattoo.


Then, that by now familiar smile.


I carefully fixed her on the stand as I was instructed to do


and I turned her this way and that.


I played with her hair a lot as I am wont to do with my own. 

Hers was much softer though and lovely to the touch.


And I marvelled at her apron 


which looked so like mine.


She has paint stains everywhere


and she is really messy when she works. 


So like me that way



and many,


many



other ways. 


From that bowl of threads


to my pair of straw slippers from Japan,


the view outside,



and the blue bird in her hand,

they are all my stories re- told  in such magnificent yet precise ways.

So here she is, Ren,

a very happy pair of us.

Saying a big thank you

heartfelt and afar.

57 comments:

Remco said...

Amazing she is... Euh you are, euh.. Love her ;-)
This must be a wondeful day, opening the package and see yourself in this scale.
Like said before, realy impresed by this work and jealous in a way.
You are a lucky girl now, just enjoy!

Margriet said...

So beautiful!!!!! And I looooove the last photo :-) Two beautiful girls!!!

Cindy Teh said...

^_^

Neomig said...

So very very special- like yourself!
Neomi

The Old Maid said...

Ehhh she is so so so you. In EVERY way! With that pretty smile of yours too.:)
I know it is your best miniature but it touches me too. Oh boy, it must be that music too. ;)
I LOVE the last photo of both of you smiling the same way.:) :)
Hugs and kisses

Sans! said...

Remco, I am so glad I decided to do this and finally found someone who can realise it. I am indeed lucky, lucky to have a sculptor who would work with me hand in hand every step of the way. She showed me progress very often and right to whether the doll should be standing, sitting , her face etc she sought my opinion. She also kept assuring me that if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have to take it.

She is truly a dream.

Sans! said...

Oh Margriet, you are an angel!!! I really don't like my own photos and I am far from beautiful. Like this one, I kept thinking my cheeks are so puffed up..hahaha but I wanted to also show how Ren really captured my smile :).

It is so hard to sculpt an ordinary face with no distinct features, I feel but she did a great job. I am so pleased that she made the doll way more beautiful than the real person.

Sans! said...

Cindy,

- -
( ) <--- puffy ..teehee


Sans! said...

You are too kind, Neomi but thank you!

Sans! said...

I miss you soooooooooo much Ewalina. I wish we could get on an overnight train and talk talk talk again. It's been 2 years already since that day! *tear :)

You know I am rarely happy with my photo. It might look ok today and then tomorrow I will find something wrong about it and want to take it down. hahaha. Anyway, I picked this one for the smile. Glad you like it, SoulSis!

Tell papa Jacek and Mama Krystna that I am thinking of them :)



Daydreamer said...

Oh Wow!!! She's so Little!!! She's so Like YOU!!! (Even though We have not "met" in RL, I can see the smile, feel the energy and see the "mess" of your creations!!!)The Tiny Abandoned Studio in mini-mini is Perfect! And the little blue bird!!!
What an amazing creation she is! Just Beautiful!!!
And I LOVE the last photo with both of YOU!!! :)

Eva said...

Love last picture. Love to see your smile again :) I have to show this post to Alex and Arnau.
Your portrait doll, I tell you, iy's amazing!!!! And I love to see part of your office!!! besos

Kikka N said...

O'my...You both look so Beautiful!
:)
Hugs
Kikka

Ilona said...

Dearest Sans! Both versions of "you" are soooo beautiful, no doubt :D!! I asked you that in your previous post and now I can see it for myself: IT IS!!
Hugs, Ilona

Drora's minimundo said...

Amazing likeness! It's as if she's in full movement, happy and smiling.
You were really very fortunate to get her.
Hugs, Drora

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: is a large replica of you. Nice Image ... very real with paint stains .. keep in touch

BiWuBär said...

And again it's breathtaking looking at this masterpiece - that is not only so well done but is able to capture your personality, habits and character up to the smallest detail. But I agree with the others - the best thing was the last photo... seeing Mini-Sans! and my beloved real Sans! happily together!!!

Hugs
Birgit

CWPoppets said...

Ha! I knew it! You didn't photoshop yourself. ;-) You are really as beautiful as this doll!
Wish you a wonderful Sunday.
Christine

malu2 said...

Perfecta! Tus pulseras, tus tattus, tu pelo, etc. exacta a la chica que yo conocí un día, con la misma alegría y el mismo cuerpo, querida me ha encantado verte en la ultima foto!
Besos y abrazos de las Malu´s.

rosanna said...

Dearie, believe it or not I have a lump in my throat...
Mini Sans is wonderful of course but that last pic...it touches me so much!

Sans! said...

Ro, YOU touched me! So much!

How lovely it is for me, after a stressful day, to be here with all of you, reading all your wonderful wonderful responses.

You know it is funny how during this whole time with mini Sans!, how often I thought of you and your portraits. :)I know you will appreciate how something like this can affect me so profoundly.

Love love love to you, my dear friend.

Sans! said...

Malu, lo que es una alegría para mí leer tu comentario. :). El tiempo puede distorsionar una memoria y un panorama más optimista. Me alegro de que te acuerdas de mí en esa luz!

Sans! said...

Hahahaha Christine, I might as well have photoshop myself. This picture is one of maybe like 1000! You won't be so impressed when you see the other 9997! :)

Sans! said...

Birgit, so far reading all your responses felt almost like a reunion with some of you. I have had such a indescribable experience in Europe that it remained one of my most life changing trips.

You know in my dance class today, they played Soul Sisters :). It was a fast number of course but I was feeling so nostalgic and missing you guys, I actually closed my eyes and slowed down. :).

hmmmm, the wonderful world of Wankendorf :)

Sans! said...

Thank you Martha :):) I really love those paint stains too :)

Sans! said...

Bestie, I just love her but mostly what I really love is how Renata created her in a very specific way taking in all the essential aspects of what happiness means for me.

Dancing, creating, art. My space when I am creating or expressing myself, whether it is physical, spiritual or emotional. This is JOY from within. And how in the moments like these, nothing material defines me. No who I am with, no what I do, what I have.

Bliss. Bliss. Bliss.

Sans! said...

Eva!!!!!!!!!! My dear Eva !

Please give each of them, Arnau and Alex, kisses and hugs.

Come see my office and everything for real soon :). This is a very much nicer office as compared to my last one! :)

Sans! said...

O my you made me blush, Kikka :). Thank you :)

Sans! said...

Ilona, I went back to my "studio" over the weekend , the mini one, where that portrait of yours stood in a special space. The person you drew must have felt the same way with his portrait.

Thank you for your very kind and generous compliments but as you well know a photo like this one hides many flaws. The doll however represents a perfect version and it is tempting to have that perfect (and unreal) version immortalised so people will remember you that way :)

Sans! said...

Drora, Ren used another very good and rare picture of me to model her :). I am indeed lucky she portrayed me in such flattering light :)

Elizabeth S said...

OH SANS!!! She is So YOU!! That million dollar smile is an Exact duplicate and the rest is all so unbelievably- You All Over!! What Exuberance and Joy in the frozen motion of Mini Sans dance! Such Love of life is apparent in every tiny detail but most of all in That Smile!
Enjoy- You! :D

elizabeth

Susan said...

Mini Sans is gorgeous but not quite so gorgeous as RL Sans! The whole tiny scene brings the big Sans to life for me. This is a treasure!

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

gorgeous!!! ...oh and the doll is nice too ;-)

she has captured your spirit perfectly!

Emanuela Valenza said...

Cara Sans ma tutto quello che ho visto è splendido!!
Mi piace la figurina slanciata e piena di vita che si diverte a dipingere.Meravigliosa anche la tua foto, così ti conosco un pochino di più.
Un abbraccio, Manu

carmen said...

que increíble...

Sans! said...

Elizabeth, even my closest friend thought that smile was spot on :).

I am enjoying her too much! This doll is making me rather narcissistic! hahahaha.

Sans! said...

Susan, THANK YOU!!!! Although I must protest and say I absolutely CANNOT agree with you that Mini Sans is in any way less...less anything! :).



Sans! said...

Hahahaha Sumaiya :)

I think Ren has done a fab fab fab job too.

Sans! said...

Cara Manu, nella vita reale, non sono sottile come quella, anche se Mini Sans non è magro. Il mio culo è più grande anche! hahahaha

Ma Amo dipingere e lo fa troppo :).

Grazie per essere qui, amico mio :) voi.

Sans! said...

Gracias, Carmen

Norma said...

OMG Sans!! Beyond incredible!! Not only is she a perfect likeness (just as beautiful as her real life counterpart) but the essence of your quirky creativity has been perfect captured too. This is one of the most amazing things I've seen in a long time, you must have been ecstatic when you open the box and set her free.

Cinderella Moments said...

Oh wow! She's beautiful! All the details are gorgeous. You must be so excited about your new acquisition. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos.
hugs♥,
Caroline

Plushpussycat said...

How exciting! I'm thrilled for you, Sans! What an amazing piece of art! xo Jennifer

Veronique Blommaart said...

OMG! I totally missed this post. How could I miss this??!!?? *hits herself on the head*. She is absolutely fantastically gorgeous! So colourful and joyful. The picture of the both of you smiling the same smile... precious!
X,
Véronique

Sans! said...

Thank you Norma :). The whole process was EXCITING! But beyond that, it was also emotional.

I am just really lucky that I have Renata to walk me through it in the most wonderfully patient and caring way.

Like you, I think its amazing work.

Sans! said...

Thank you , Caroline, I sure am :)

Sans! said...

Thank you Jennifer for sharing my thrills :)

Sans! said...

Veronique, I am so banning you from hitting your head. I need it intact for all the wonderfully funny stories you always tell :).

What are you up to now, my friend? I must go visit to check. So sorry I haven't been at your place. I just haven't been around much here at all! I really have missed your stories.

claude minipatouillis said...

what a beautiful girl

Eliana said...

Impressive how Renata could 'capture' not only your appearance, but also a bit of your soul, as we see it.

Ascension said...

Hola Susan
Un trabajo MARAVILLOSO.
Te ha hecho tal como eres.
Hasta tu tatuaje del pie, me encanta!!!!!
Tan preciosa como tu.
No le falta ni un detalle, parece que seas tu......hasta ha calcado tu sonrisa.
Es una gran artesana.
besitos ascension

Renata Jansen said...

Dear San!!! I finally found out how to comment here!! ...and now I don't know what to say!lol!...Im overwhelmed with how much you like her!! YOU my dear are WAYYYyy prettier than I sculpted you!! Your cheeks are just perfect and your smile is more beautiful than I was able to achieve...but I must say that this project has been one of my most enjoyable ever! I loved working with you, YOU were the easy one to deal with, you were so kind and gave me so much freedom to create whatever I wanted...its was just FUN from beginning to end!!! Thank you dear San! You have made me feel so special by putting these pictures on your blog!!! I love your work, you make something beautiful out of the most ordinary things its wonderful to see what you are doing and to read your thoughts on how you came to create it. I got the biggest prize by you commissioning me..i found you! Thank you to all your blog friends for the kind comments...im so touched and grateful!!!

Renata Jansen said...

Dear San!!! I finally found out how to comment here!! ...and now I don't know what to say!lol!...Im overwhelmed with how much you like her!! YOU my dear are WAYYYyy prettier than I sculpted you!! Your cheeks are just perfect and your smile is more beautiful than I was able to achieve...but I must say that this project has been one of my most enjoyable ever! I loved working with you, YOU were the easy one to deal with, you were so kind and gave me so much freedom to create whatever I wanted...its was just FUN from beginning to end!!! Thank you dear San! You have made me feel so special by putting these pictures on your blog!!! I love your work, you make something beautiful out of the most ordinary things its wonderful to see what you are doing and to read your thoughts on how you came to create it. I got the biggest prize by you commissioning me..i found you! Thank you to all your blog friends for the kind comments!!...im so touched and AMAZED!!!

Thevisionarybutterfly said...

Sans congratulations on your doll, it is beyond amazing. Thanks to you I learned of Renata, I just finished stalking her website and facebook! I haven't done minis in over a year but I feel so inspired now. Her creations look like living breathing souls, it's unbelievable!

Xo
Chadina

Thevisionarybutterfly said...

Sans congratulations on your doll, it is beyond amazing. Thanks to you I learned of Renata, I just finished stalking her website and facebook! I haven't done minis in over a year but I feel so inspired now. Her creations look like living breathing souls, it's unbelievable!

Xo
Chadina

Thevisionarybutterfly said...

Sans congratulations on your doll, it is beyond amazing. Thanks to you I learned of Renata, I just finished stalking her website and facebook! I haven't done minis in over a year but I feel so inspired now. Her creations look like living breathing souls, it's unbelievable!

Xo
Chadina

Thevisionarybutterfly said...

Sans congratulations on your doll, it is beyond amazing. Thanks to you I learned of Renata, I just finished stalking her website and facebook! I haven't done minis in over a year but I feel so inspired now. Her creations look like living breathing souls, it's unbelievable!

Xo
Chadina

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