13.11.06

Cherry Blossoms

Preparing for this show reminds me of being back at school - it seemed as though I couldn't really get down to work and get inspired until the pressure was really on. I was the type of student who was frantically writing essays the night before they were due, or "cramming" for exams. This last weekend, which was a 4 day weekend (!), has now come to an end, and I feel as though I accomplished so much. I got quite a few books finished, and also did some fun things. One fun thing was this cherry blossom tree. I love making these things - they're so simple, yet (I think) so lovely. I got the idea from Martha Stewart Weddings. Here's a close-up -
The materials are all really simple, and mostly came from my local dollar store, and from my backyard. I'm still planning to make these a bit more wintry, with some glitter and fake snow. I wish that I could make fake cherry blossom bushes all day, but right now, it's back to work on some books.

2 comments:

Shona said...

Is the show this weekend? Good luck to you if it is, if not, well...good lack to you anyway. I REALLY cannot wait to see photos of your booth, it's all very exiting.
Hey, you must have been my (non) study partner, I was the same with courses + of course, the printer would fail when I would have to print out my report the day it was due.
As for the book I found, Gwen Frostc is from Minnesota, a neighbor to Canada, so I am certain that there are many animal + nature similarities that make you think of home.

Marieke said...

Oh wow, it's great! And I see a familiar bird, too! His sister is standing at my desk...