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Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
You see, I was one of the lucky vendors to be in a Lollishop ad for the upcoming Spring issue of "Somerset Studios", the theme is beach/mermaid. Well...for whatever reason, I experienced the absolute worst "creative block", in the history of my creative blocks! lol! For the life of me, I couldn't find inspiration if it was right in front of me for a beach project!
Generally, when I feel like creating, I just wander into my studio. Then as I sit and stare at the piles and piles of materials in every corner and shelf, usually something jumps out at me and an idea is born. I think I put so much pressure on myself this time, when I knew it had to be beachy, that my brain turned to mush! tee hee..
After putting this project off for weeks, I was getting down to the wire, there was a deadline for a photo of the project and I was cutting it close, 3 days left...eeeeeeek! The morning I knew there was no time left to procrastinate, I wearily pulled my "slug like body" into the kitchen to prepare the strongest coffee, in hopes that it would jolt a beach theme from my brain. I was low on coffee filters and what few I had were a bit stretched out from my haphazard way of tossing them back into the cupboard. As I tried to reshape one for the coffee pot, I had a revelation... Hey, this one "kind of" looks like a clam shell! Voila!!! Just when you least expect it, an idea appears!! LOL!!
So, a short story turned very long, here is my rendition of the beach theme, introducing...
Now, as "Pearl" rests upon her sweet bed, I'll go back to my studio and wait for new inspiration...
Have a perfect week my friends! Thanks oodles for stopping by~ xoxo
at 1:44 AM Posted by Michelle Rose Petals & Blooms
Saturday, February 14, 2009
“LOLLISHOPS” is hosting a special Valentines Day Party today to celebrate the sweetest day of the year. Participating vendors ( myself included) have their blogs decorated and ready to celebrate with their own Valentines Day party.
Don’t forget to visit the Official LolliShop blog for your chance to win an enormous Gift basket filled with oodles of fabulous creations!
Start celebrating early and join in the fun~
at 4:51 AM Posted by Michelle Rose Petals & Blooms
Friday, February 6, 2009
Be my Valentine
Rose Petals & Blooms!
I'm in love with vintage candy boxes! I discovered this sweet box, that long ago, was filled with chocolate confections... I added vintage cabbage Rose Barkcloth, 2 millinery floral sprays dating from 1940. Also, a creamy white rose, the edges of the box are decorated with vintage venice lace... I think it's definitely a treat for the eyes! lol...
I was inspired to create this adorable vanity lamp from the old cottage dressers of the past....
As I hand crafted her from clay and wood, she began to take on her own sweet personality, and I named her Clare...
She is adorned with vintage drawer pulls, and turned legs. The framed cabbage roses, french perfume bottle and sweet dresser tray are created from clay! I love the top drawer, leaving it opened a bit with a piece of vintage lace gives this little gem oodles of character~
The shade was discovered in a little antique shop, just in her wire form.. I covered the shade in the softest pale pink chiffon with white chiffon inside. She is topped with fabric roses from the same chiffon and sweet ruffles dance along her edge...
I'm finishing another vintage candy box today, and will also be adding gorgeous 3D german Valentine cards dating from 1900 in other creations throughout the weekend~
at 11:21 AM Posted by Michelle Rose Petals & Blooms