Friday, June 26, 2009

From yuck to pink inspiration....

Well, I had this inspiration to cover my mushroom with a mosaic of oyster shells.
Frankly, it turned out awful!  A mess of white lumps in lumpy grey concrete. Oh dear!
Then I looked up....and saw my beautiful hydrangeas, and inspiration lifted me up again.
I should make pink hydrangeas out of apoxie clay and cover the oysters shells on the mushroom.  Yes!  So I started yesterday and I think it will look great!  Can you imagine it?
Pink puffs all over the top of the mushroom is what I see.

However.......I now have to face making about 50 of these flowers.  Oh, the journeys that inspiration takes us on can be daunting!!   When will I find the time, and how much time is this project going to take!  But ...there's no alternative...it's either yuck or pink hydrandeas for me.





12 comments:

Judy C said...

Totally awesome. Also a lot of work.

3rdEyeMuse said...

it's worth it even if it takes 10,000 years.

Tess said...

wow, your clay hydrangeas are fabulous. Yes this will be well worth the time spent. Continue to photo as you go along. Awesome project.

Jennifer Hepler said...

Looking Great! Your hydrangeas are wonderful!

Jenn Klee said...

My...kudos for not surrendering to a project gone bad. The hydrangeas will look amazing when you finish them!

Gufobardo said...

wonderful idea to cover with 'ortensia' (hydrangea in italian), but tell me, have you modeled every petal? and after this...you have add petal on petal to make the flower?

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Stef, there are 4 petals to each flower and gosh, I don't know how many flowers make up the puff...alot!
It's actually pretty easy, but a bit time consuming.
I am using Pearl X to color them.

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Stef, there are 4 petals to each flower and gosh, I don't know how many flowers make up the puff...alot!
It's actually pretty easy, but a bit time consuming.
I am using Pearl X to color them.

Mo'a said...

That is so much you...never give up and you follow your vision.
It will be lovely :)

Pattee said...

WOw Marilyn... you are a more ambitious person than I ... I think I'd put a beautiful table cloth over it and call it good!

Those are beautiful flowers your making.
Pattee

rebecca said...

i would love to stop by and help you whip up a few hundred or more!
supporting your creative instincts from afar...
xoxox,
r

Gail Lackey said...

Hi Marilyn, sorry to write this here but wanted you to know I can't reply to your e-mails as my e-mail has been highjacked by some creepy person and used to send out spam to all in my address file. I have pages of e-mails from people and postmasterundeliverable messages GRRRR!!! I have ot wait 24 hours before I can use my hotmail again, I may set up a new address!
xox Gail