I was just taking some time to look through some of my contact's recently uploaded photos, over at Flickr. I don't do it very often-- especially if I haven't uploaded anything, myself, since that's about the only time I'm on that site-- but every now and then I make the time. It's always a treat to see what everyone's been up to. There are so many beautiful, inspirational works of art and craft on that page!! Much of it rivals the nicest work I've seen published in books.
You don't have to have an account (free or paid) to browse the photos, so if you haven't already checked it out, now's a great time. (Same goes for if it's been a while since you were there. There are new photos every day.) I'm sure the other photo-sharing sites are wonderful, too. I ought to look around some of them, myself. . .
One person who's work just blew me away today was minicaretti. She focuses primarily on miniatures, and that's what you see in her Flickr photostream. (She also has a blog. It's written in Italian, but as always, you can get a lot just from looking at the photos.) I know that at least some of her work involves polymer clay, but she may also use other materials. From what I gather, serious miniaturists (the type who make things in scale) are very resourceful and use whatever best imitates the "real thing". This can result in a polymer piece topped with or displayed next to something made in resin, etc.
If you have a minute, go take a look. Some of these foods are so realistic, you'll have a hard time believing that they're miniatures. You'll probably be hungry by the time you're through. Don't say I didn't warn you. ;o)