Each year I enjoy participating in a Christmas art/craft show put together by the South Cobb Arts Association, of which I am proud to be a member. This is a wonderful show with lots of different art and fine crafts, and is well attended. My bead and wire flowers always do well at the show, but my problem is in preparing for the show. Somehow when I have a deadline to finish my work, my muse takes a hike, my creativity shuts down, and I find myself staring blankly at my workspace. Drat.
So every year I struggle to finish sufficient pieces to make up a decent display for the show. And every year I promise myself I won’t fall into that trap again. Perhaps creating these flowers in January and February won’t feel so much like I’m on a deadline … hope so.
Here’s a photo of the first flower for this year’s show. I’ve used Swarovsky crystals … always use them, nothing like the way they sparkle … and lovely fuchsia colored wire in a crystal base.
Tell me what you think.