January 10, 2013

Paper flower mosaic.

Huzzah! I finished something recently!* Thank you to Crystal Seibert of It's Doable for the idea, which of course I found on Pinterest.

This is an AWESOME way to burn through paper scraps, and I'll be sharing more paper mosaic projects later. Unfortunately, while I love the way this turned out ... I don't like it over the mantel, which is where I was planning on putting it. I have no idea what to do with this now. I think the problem is that my house is full of muted colors and the red is just way too vibrant without anything to balance it. So do I make another one with different colors?

Something has got to replace our mantel "art;" a marker sketch I did of the view from our back steps looking out onto the light rail and mills. It is geographically inaccurate. And very, very plain. Perhaps the red was a bit of an over-compensation.

UPDATE (1/3/13):
We've moved! Now we don't have a space over the fireplace for artwork as it's a really, really, really old-style mantel with a mirror - which works great for quaint xmas decor.

So the flower mosaic ended up in my new closet-sized craft room. I hung it with an empty gold frame I had lying around and I dare say I like it. Brightens up what it otherwise a pretty crowded space.


Also, I can now sew while being watched over by a *totally authentically signed* photo of Barbara Walters.

Very inspiring.

*True, but this isn't it. Wrote this months ago. Soon we shall see the real project-of-late.

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