Miniature artist, known online as DomestiKate, works to revive and protect tiny art from extinction. Describing herself as “a creative heart, maker, and a joyful curator,” for over 20 years DomestiKate has worked in interior design and couture when she came to the surprising realizing that her work was simply too big.
“My work had become too big!” she explains on her personal website. “I was making massive design decisions for clients, yet I wasn’t feeling that same big joy I was helping them to create.”
Within days of this realization, a dear friend gifted her distressed and abandoned childhood dollhouse. “I decided to renovate this gifted dollhouse as a design piece for my office and I GOT LOST IN CREATIVITY,” recalled DomestiKate. “I had fallen out of practice of actually MAKING. THIS is what I had been missing.”
The work itself, as it turned out was just as inspiring and joyous as the finished products. “For me, joy comes from the craft,” she writes. “I like having paint under my fingernails and had forgotten how awesome it feels to stare at piles of assorted materials that are just waiting for me to morph them into something new, something different.”
Indeed, working in a 1:12 scale proves to be quite the challenge. But Kate is well prepared to take it – head-on! Take a look at some of her miniature works of art: