donderdag 18 februari 2016

Thinking big bouquet and things

Hi All,
Hope you are all just fine :)

As for me, I am trying my luck in making flowers.
Fiddling about with paper and paint.
Picture a big bouquet. Like in an old painting.
Fresh flowers but also dead ones.
That's the idea. No idea if I will succeed in that but it never hurts to try.

This is what I've done so far; made some dead/nearly dead roses. it still needs a lot of work, I want to add thorns as well as some buds. The leaves look far too alive, too.
Not nearly finished!

Maybe I was somewhat overenthousiastic with the idea, 'cos here you can see some
kits I've ordered and still have to make.
As you can see I have my work cut out for me ;).

Also purchased some new silks in the UK.
I love the greens, though I don't have a clue yet what I am going to use them for,
But well, it is always nice to have several options open.

It just came to mind that I can't recall telling you about the fair in Ulf my daughter and I
Should have made pictures of the minis I dragged home but totally forgot to make them.
Never mind, it eventually will come across in several posts, it's no secret and if it was, can't keep a secret anywayz ;)

Thanks for taking the time to read this post and take care of yourself

Untill we meet again,
big hug,

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Hello Gee,
    The roses are off to an amazing start. the already look incredibly realistic. I think you have a mini-green thumb. The silks are lovely...2what great colors. I can't wait to see progress on the roses and the other kits.
    Big hug

  2. Hello Giac,
    Thanks for your very nice comment :D. Not working on the flowers this weekend, getting updated on the blogs I follow, starting right now with yours
    Big hug and have a great weekend,

  3. hi Gee, ik vind je rozen al erg mooi, dus dat belooft nog veel mooier te worden en een groot boeket zoals in oude schilderijen klinkt super! Die zijde is prachtig, kan me goed voorstellen dat je dat gewoon moest hebben en waarvoor komt dan nog wel een keer, daar vind je vast een mooie bestemming voor.

    1. Hoi Monique, dank je wel voor je leuke reaktie! Haha, ja die bloemen dat wordt nog wat... ik heb me weer eens wat op mn nek gehaald.
      Die zijde, daar wordt ik altijd zó hebberig van.. ik heb inmiddels ook al een stash aan zijde en kantjes waar je helemaal niet goed van wordt. Maar soms moet je jezelf gewoon eens een plezier doen, dan blijft het ook leuk :D

  4. Hi Gee, the roses are absolutely gorgeous! All the kits are going to keep you busy for a while. Hugs AM

    1. Hi AM!
      Thanks for your nice comment, yep there is still a lot of work to do on those flowers. Elizabeth's blog got me going on that.
      To tell you the truth, I did not quite realize on forehand the amount of work making flowers take.
      But, when I get bored with it I'll probably switch to doing something else ;)

  5. Hi Gee
    Your flowers are superb!!! I find it so hard to find realistic flowers and floral arrangements in mini. These are outstanding!
    Have a great weekend

    1. Hi Simon!
      Thanks for your very nice comment. And yes, you are so right, it IS hard to find realistic flowers. In the past I have bought some made from Fimo, paper, silk and vellum.
      Most of them, especially the paper and Fimo ones, look so stiff.
      I have to say, however, I saw flowers Carla Zandvliet made of vellum and they look very good. But I met her on a fair and she does not have a website.
      Elizabeth made paper flowers that look really good.see her blog
      I will take my fimo flowers later and see if I can make anything out of it (maybe in a dark corner somewhere.
      However, now I do understand why the flowers that are out there seem to be so stiff and all the same.
      It takes a lot of time to make flowers a bit more realistic looking, they would get way too expensive.
      Anywayz, did you do anything mini lately? Looking forward to reading a new blogpost from you!
      Take care & hugs,

  6. Je rozen zien er al aardig verlept uit. ;-) Dat klinkt niet erg als een compliment maar dat is het wel natuurlijk. Ik vind dat je met die kitjes hele mooie bloemen kunt maken, vooral die laser kitjes van Mary Kinloch zijn erg mooi. En wat de zijde betreft geef ik je groot gelijk, heerlijk zo veel keuze! Prachtige kleuren trouwens.

  7. Hoi Josje,
    wat de bloemen betreft, dat is zo en het houdt me van de straat ;). Dank je wel voor je leuke reactie!

  8. Hi Gee! I LOVE your roses and making some to look faded and "nearly dead", makes them even MORE intriguing! :D I once saw a posting of a miniature artist who made a dying geranium in a pot. It was sooo Clever and such an unexpected departure, even though we see it happen in Real Life all of the time, so keep on doing what your doing! :D
    Your photo of your layers of silks makes me envious. I love the range of colors and that they all seem to effortlessly go together. I can see that we are in for more visual treats as you put those silks to work!
    And I Can't wait!!! :D


  9. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for your sweet comment! Your roses got me in the mood for doing something involving flowers,
    but the amount of roses you made would drive me nuts.
    Making roses is far more work than you'd consider just looking at them :).
    Th silks... you know I would never see myself as a silk addict but apparantly I am just that; I can't bring myself to cutting the fabric; yet, but I'm working on that ;)

  10. I know just what you mean about hating to bite into the fabric with the scissors Gee. I have some vintage linen handkerchiefs that I use for some of my projects and it just kills me every time I start cutting! :(