I did a previous post Here about these 18" bulbs I've been doing for wedding or shower gifts.
I was so excited recently to receive another request to make one. I thought I'd share this learning experience.
I was told that this would be a very unique approach and boy was it!!! .The couple are both very artistic....ok now I am a bit intimidated.....AND I am told they have taken some very unique approaches to their wedding.
Here is their invitation...while the pic sent to me came off brown it is indeed black!
If this doesn't push my boundaries!
I am not a cartoony type of gal and while caricatures look like they may be an easy approach to art,
THEY ARE NOT for me.
What did I get myself into!!!???
How would I portray someone else's art but still remain true to myself????
It was very important to me to give them something that the gift-giver would be pleased with and would honor their art...YIKES!!!.
Can I tell you...talk about writer's block. I must have stared at that invitation for almost 2 weeks. I so wanted to honor their wonderful approach. Finally I just started sketching and painting drafts. It's funny how a concept will just crash into my head and I'm off and that's what happened.
This wedding was at the Pittsburgh Zoo, in the aquarium, so you get the subject matter.
Here is what I ended up with.....
The swirls have swarovski crystals in them.
I believe that's their dog...cute idea! Very light and fun approach to it all.
you need to push yourself.
It's so easy to stay in your safe little place isn't it? Stepping outside pushes you creatively, always good.
And guess what? What was originally stressful ended up being fun. It is good to take a lighter, playful approach to things. WOW...still learning lessons at my age.
When have you stepped outside your box? What did you take from it? I would love to hear your experiences!!!
Email me if you are interested in a gift bulb: firstname.lastname@example.org
My next post will feature the gift box I created to match this. It was so fun .... I love a great presentation for a gift!
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