Thursday, July 28, 2011

Poppies Part 2

First thing I'd like to share is a jigsaw puzzle. I do a puzzle on Jigzone most everyday while I eat my lunch. I like puzzles and I like having something to do while I eat. Today the puzzle was a poppy! I found that the site allows you to embed their puzzles in blog posts...how fun is that?

Click to Mix and Solve

I have been making poppies for a few years now and I was interested in how the newer ones have changed or evolved from the first ones.

Lavender and green poppy.
This was an experiment with a clay center.
I made a mold from a little button then put
dotties around it. I really like the look, but it may change..who knows?

I saw a photo of a pale pink poppy with a
deep, dark purple center.
I like this okay, but it didn't quite come out the way it was in my head.
I think I will give it another try soon.

A customer wanted a dark red poppy and so this was my first try.
I always make something up and then allow the customer to say yes or no
and offer any ideas of changes if it isn't quite what they want.
Seeing what a person wants doesn't always happen the first time around.
It came out a lot darker than I was planning and was darker than
she wanted. This one is on a flat base.


This was my second try at the custom poppy and we were both
very please with the outcome. I made a bowl shaped base to build
the poppy on...ummm in. I like the way it cups the petals much better.

This was the first poppy I made in 2007,
I was just playing with the end of a cane.

This one was made with a cane made for the poppy.
I love the satin covered button center!
The biggest evolution from the two older poppies to the newest ones is the textured petals. I have been using a handmade glass ink pen from Italy to make the vein textures in my petals and leaves here lately and I just love the look! The second thing that has evolved is striving to make the petals go up with a base that still supports them rather than lying flat or even curling under.

Blessings, ZudaGay

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Gay,
I was watching a show on the Food Network while looking at my Google Reader. When I looked at your pictures I thought it was candy!

Pretty Things said...

I am in love love love with your work and am DYING to own some!

ZudaGay said...

Dawn, I could probably make flowers out of gum paste, but I've never tried it. I think it would be fun to try someday.

ZudaGay said...

Thank you so much, Pretty Things! I appreciate your sweet comment!

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