Here are my new paper flower designs!!! I love these!! I am so happy now to have two different designs, I am going to make about 30 of these and than try another one. I have a couple modification in my head that I want to see if they will work out. I want to make more lily like ones too that are slimmer. I am going to be working on making bouquets too, I think that those would go over nice.
🙂 🙂 🙂 So many different projects to be done!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I haven’t been very good about posting things on here. Not that there isn’t quite a bit of different things that have been going on in this artistic area. I still have about 5 different photo projects that I need to post on here and on the Facebook page. I think that I will hopefully be getting more and more of this kinda thing done and up for the world to see.
Here are the photos of the final product. This project took such a long time. I actually made the wire structure about a year ago when I lived in the studio downtown. Then never really got the motivation to build the clay around it. When I finally decided to wrap the clay around it, I realized why I waited so long! I would say just the clay process alone took over 12+ hours. Than after showing some regulars they told me that it looked more like coral, than a tree. I did some research about coral and found the type, stag-horn coral. It’s a hard coral that grows throughout the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s rated critical for extinction as well, which is horrible because it’s so pretty. I have to see thing in nature go extinct, its something that we as humans on this planet should be taking better care of. Anyways, back to the actual subject. While applying the clay, I forgot that some kinds of clay crack and the maintenance of that took some patch work but once I got those under control it was painting time. I primed it with a white based coat and then after hearing the input about it needing bumps on it if it was going to be coral I made up this odd mixture that worked really well. It was kind of hard to adhere in the beginning but I got the hang of it with my trusty paint brush. After I let that dry, time for the colors! I choose to use blues, these were the best combination of colors that I had at hand to make the light to dark effect that I wanted to achieve. I think that it turned out really amazing! I just keep looking over at it and I can’t believe that I made that!!!
I hope that everyone else who sees it loves it as much as I do, I realized today that no one has been over here to see any part of this process, they would have thought I was crazy anyways with how much work was put into this project. I do admit it got a little lengthy at times and I did get a little tired some nights, but now with the final product done, it’s amazing. I am really happy that I actaully carried out this idea and brought it to life. I am starting to get a little better at this, oh it must be age and the fact that I am starting to believe in myself a little more with each project, person who praises my work and fan on the Facebook page. I think the more and more positive feedback I get the more that I will continue to produce work that frees my soul and lets me express my inner thoughts and ideas through various mediums. I am thankful that I am not pigeonholed holed into one medium or one single talent, and that I am able to create many different things and follow my heart and soul where ever it may wonder. ❤
It has been a little bit since I wrote on here. I feel horrible about my lack of communication on my artistic journey. There were somethings that happened in my personal life that I let take over me for a little while, but now I am back on the horse and ready to create even more beautiful things again.
I did manage to create a couple of things during this time that I am proud of. The melted crayon heart is the representation of how I felt for the last couple of months. I am not completely out of the hole yet but at least now I have a shovel and a flashlight. I saw a lot of crayon art on the website pinterest, but they were just crayons glued to the canvas with the labels still on them and melted down to create a dripping look. I just pushed this generic idea and thought that this would be a good way to express all of the feelings that I had inside of my own heart. I had been thinking a lot about how each relationship leaves a scar on your heart and the dark blotches are those scars. There is still red because of my belief that there is still love left within me but that there is pain and hurt as well. I think that this is a fare representation of me. I really like the end result and am in the process of making another one of a different emotional connection. If you know me, I bet you can guess this shape pretty easily.
The other item that I created was my inspiration word block. This ones story is kind of suggestive of all of the things that were about to happen. I don’t really have a good reason why I choose this word at the time, it just stood out to me. I’d been searching for a word to use for this project and I kept running across this one, must have been a sign. I really like how it turned out, I used a couple of different things to make this, like the flowers are all handmade by me and the letters were cut from my circut machine. I really like how it looks kinda vintage. I will also be creating more of these with different words and looks. This is something that I can create to be fully customizable to anyone or any room that they would want to put it in.
I am still working on other things too, new ideas and old ideas that were never executed. This years plan is to make things happen for me in the art world. I need to move on from the bar scene as my primary and make my life about what I love to do. I realize that i have been stuck in a hole, that is the service industry. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love it and I love all of the people I know in it. I just need to not primarily rely on it anymore and I need to follow my passion. As scary as it may be, I just have to.