Persimmons, Periwigs and Autumn Pleasures


After the first, colourful days of Autumn in October, I find that November can be quite a dull, grey month.  It is good to look for bright colours to liven up the surroundings!

I have been playing around with more fimo since my last pumpkin extravaganza.  I have always wanted some miniature persimmons (or kaki, in French) as they are my favourite Autumn fruit.  

I used cognac coloured fimo mixed with some translucid  clay.  Then a few pastel colours to make them natural looking.  I made some more leaves (this time greenish hues) and glued everything to a dried thyme branch.

A new painting graces the hall.  I'm not sure of his name yet, but I love his subdued, russet colours and fabulous periwig.

I like to play around, making arrangements using different objects in Daviot House.  

The Muriel Hopwood plate is from the breakfast room, the Duncan White jug from the kitchen and the silver wine jug by Stephen Randall usually sits on the wine table in the dining room.

A few loose persimmons look quite tempting...

  It's nice to move things about a bit, try out different combinations and admire my little treasures.  It also gives me a great chance to do some dusting!



  1. The only thing more dull and gray than October in my neck of the woods is November! Yuck! I love your idea of infusing life and color into our spaces to keep us buoyed until spring - lovely scene!

  2. A perfect still life!!! Everything goes so well together, simplicity and elegance. You're very good at working with fimo, your persimmons are wonderful.

  3. Such a lovely scene with a good selection of miniatures. Dit you paint the gentleman with the Periwig? It is a lovely portrait either way. And the thyme stalk makes a great miniature branch. lovely!


  4. i really miss playing with fimo and making fruit, yours looks so real and totally makes the scene :)

  5. Hi Jonquil, I wrote a comment and I think it got lost in the ether....
    Yes, November is that gloomy time! But you have brightened it with your lovely persimmons! Clearly you have mastered the mini food making! And the new painting is beautiful! I think he looks very kind! A Worthy inhabitant of Daviot House! Your arrangements are always so well put together... you have assembled a nostalgic mood for this moment...
    I hope I can make this comment publish! :)

  6. It is a lovely painting within a painting - You really have the knack of creating interesting and beautiful groups of things.


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