Here at T/m, we wish we had a dollar for every time a story started with a childhood dollhouse.  Pia Becker’s story would make us one dollar richer! She filled the dollhouse her father made for her with purchased treasures, until she discovered that she could make her own.  A workshop in making tiny orchids led to a career as a miniature florist!

Working with paper and wire, Becker challenges herself to create the most natural looking plants and flowers possible. The key, she says, is in the imperfections: plants do not grow straight, they get brown spots from too much (or too little) sun and water, and no two leaves or blossoms are the same. You can learn her tricks of the trade at the IGMA Guild School.

Pia Becker is one of over sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.