I have been waiting for a kiln to fire and cool enough to move forward on my mosaic bench. While I wait, I thought I would show you how the wheels of my creative juices got to really turning after I finished my Mom’s yard flower last year.
My Mom’s flower petals were huge, I worried the petals wouldn’t be able to hold themselves up with all the temperature changes it was going to endure in the Yosemite Valley. If hind sight were 20/20 I would have thought of that before cutting out such large petals, LOL. So this time I changed the petal design, made them smaller and curvier.
The plate came in handy again as the backing for my flower. I had this half yard of daffodil material in my closet to use as the petals and I grabbed the other pinwheel that I hadn’t used the last time. The pinwheel was painted in an orange with a black button this time around.
The assembly was identical to the last flower. The petals were only approximately 2″ beyond the plate this time. My Mom’s flower petals were a good 5 to 6 inches beyond the plates edge. There were also many more petals because I didn’t want the edge of the plate to be seen. That was one of the trade offs of having smaller petals.
I was really having too much fun with this! I gave this one to a friend of the family who had invited us to see their new vegetable garden boxes. Steven and I brought it over as a garden warming present. (The saga of the vegetable boxes I will tell you about at another date) I still had some ideas forming for another flower, because as you know we are Iris fans………………….. Enjoy, Cyn