Emotional Roller Coaster

Art and creating art is such an emotional roller coaster sometimes. In the last week I have gone from feeling that I have the touch (I mean I really have the touch), to sitting at the table and feeling that nothing good is going to come from my fingers for a while.

Why does one do that to themselves?

I have been on a flower kick that has evolved from making a flower cane to a full-blown let’s make a bleeping flower. Not realizing that as I took baby steps to learn to make say a skinner blend, that it would take baby steps for creating flowers.

So I started with a simple daisy.

Next was the Lily that did not go well.

Since the lily did not go well I decided to go back to the book and do another flower. I tried a Dogwood I ended up making several different thicknesses (gotta find the right one) and different hair thingies.

I made some smaller flowers.

Another unsuccessful lily attempt this time times two.

Back to the book I go with some Orchids.

Another lily! At this point the lily’s are really pissing me off so I decide to make a bracelet that I had in mind for a while. I needed a flower break.

While doing the exercises I focused not on the color of the flower (you can tell from the orchid that it was conditioned scrap clay) but on the creation and technique needed to master for building the flower.

Never in my life did I think I would be using florist tape and wrapping flowers but you know what I really think I could begin to like this new way of creating. I love the orchid that is built petal by petal and all of them are able to move since they are on wire. Here is another lily attempt. Look at the next two examples and realize that they are the same flower with the wires bent a little.

I know there is a lot of frustration on my part that will cease once I master the technique. I can only hope I have the time and patience to become a flower master!

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2 Responses to “Emotional Roller Coaster”

  1. The Year in Review « Bluedamselflyjewelry's Blog Says:

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  2. Leslie G Says:

    Yo go girl! I would not attempt to make flowers like that! Buy them yes, but I do not have the patience…. stepping back to let you glow in the moment!! Love them!

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