What does the word art mean to you?
To me, creating flowers is art.
Here is the process of creating this type of art:
You have to think about what you want to create. Having the end goal in mind.
- With creating flowers, you need to have an idea in mind in the beginning because you need to get the necessary materials to create your project or art piece. Not all art require the exact same materials – same as flowers. Though the petals might be made out of paper, to find the specific color or texture might not be the same from one flower to the next.
- You might want to get inspiration from Pinterest or even Google. When you have that, you can then decide how many flowers you would need, the types of flowers you want to have, and also the greens and fillers you want to create or buy for your end product. Sometimes, it helps to count how many flowers the picture has of each so that I can estimate how many I need to make so that I can achieve that look.
Make art and make mistakes.
- There are people who wake up one day and decide that they want to draw. They get out a pencil and sketch the most beautiful portrait of themselves. Others take many years before even starting to sketch a bowl full of fruits. Similarly, with flowers, with the proper guidance (like our paper flower kits or our classes in Toronto), anyone can create flowers with a vision and effort.
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. I can’t tell you enough stories of how we try to figure out and still try to figure out how to make other types of flowers. It is a part of the process and when you do figure it out, throw a celebration! Or just feel how awesome you are at it.
Decide whether you need a second opinion or not.
- Sometimes, something looks perfect to you, but not to someone else. All that matters is whether you are proud of your work and the aesthetics (beauty) that it represents. You might want someone else to look at it and appreciate the effort you put into creating your flowers. OR they might want to offer suggestion on how to make it better. It’s up to you at the end of the day to receive this suggestion or not. If you want my opinion on your flowers, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your picture and I would love to give some feedback.
Celebrate. Your work is done!
- Seriously, you went through the entire process of creating your art / flowers. Celebrate. Take pictures and place it where you love to see it, or you could give it to a friend as a gift.
We had an amazing class making pot of peonies. Below are some pictures:
Did you get a chance to check out our previous post about making a peony bouquet? If not, click here.