I was having a big holiday creator's-block after my craft-o-pa-looza that was Halloween 2011. I think I broke, or at least sprained, my gluey bone and I know I have an overuse injury in my glitter tendon. It was a sad sad thing but there was nothing going on in my studio except sitting and staring a big ol' pile of ribbon, paper, and glitter. Aqua Dogwood blossoms to the rescue! I walked into Michael's and (work with me here) ….the music reached a crescendo, everyone moved in slow motion, and a light from above shined down on the aqua dogwood blossoms in aisle 2 as a rogue prince fresh off his ship after 3 years at sea walked toward me, coming from aisle 3. He grabbed the bloss..… Um, what? Oh….sorry….that didn't happen. Of course it didn't happen. Jeez, no, um I think maybe that was the plot of one of the cheesy romance novels my sister adores.
What did happen? Those beautiful blossoms literally jump started my holiday crafting and I am happy to report that I am back in the swing of creativity. That is the truth. So, what am I working on now? As you know, I am taking Mouse Paper Scissors Give and I have completed 3 projects. I have to photograph them and this age-of-darkness that is my home in the winter is really, REALLY, cramping my style. There is no putting of 'til later if I want to get them done….I blink and it is too dark outside.
Enough whining….What? Huh? Oh, the other class I'm taking? Oh, right, you remembered that?! SheArt 2...I haven't done anything for that class yet. That's not entirely true because I did prep a ton of canvases which is messy, messy work. Glue, paper, glue, paper, glue, paper, glue, glue, glue. I end up covered with glue by the time I finish. It is a messy process but I suspect that my messy tendencies are making it worse. HUSH… You know I CAN hear that cackling laugh. I DO need to figure out a way to be less messy.
Here are the package embellishments…
I made them all like a corsage using wire, the stems, and floral tape to put the basic flowers and greenery together. I added some embellishments, like the Christmas balls with hot glue.