I have missed blogging in the last few years.
The job I had was so stressful at times that it sucked all the creativity and fun out of my life. I dealt with so many people on a daily basis and yet I have never felt more alone in my life.
I have retired now and I plan on making up for that time.First thing I did was write out an actual bucket list of all the art and craft projects and techniques I want to explore.
I will post that on a later blog entry.
I had a real
struggle doing a flower themed art piece for the Splendora Gardens
I just don't do flowers ...but forcing myself to come up with a
simple collage piece that fit the theme got me to thinking about years
and years ago (the ice age) when I used to make tissue and crepe paper
flowers to decorate my apartment because I could not afford the real
I remembered today the last times I made them. A co worker had asked
me to be her witness at the courthouse for her marriage, since she was
pregnant her family would not attend ( that was how it was back then).
I surprised her with a bridal bouquet and when I handed it to her she broke down in tears....
She said she loved it but I never made anymore after that...life seemed sadder than fake flowers could handle.
So once I had finished the collage for the show I decided to make some paper flowers.
I found the video that Jennibellie did for these on YouTube here:
Jennibellie Funky Paper Flower Tutorial
She did a clear step by step video and it is super simple to follow. I used some odd buttons I had for the center of the flowers. The paper is a mix of printed and painted card stock and paper.
The top picture in the black frame was my entry in the show. It is a collage over a mono print on watercolor paper.