I have never been one to walk on the wild side…till recently.
For many years I worked as a floral designer doing flowers in people's homes and enjoying that aspect of the design/art world. Most recently, however, a shift in my conciousness…I am now doing art work. Not just any art work either…Paper sculpture…WHAT? You ask? Paper sculpture?
The people around me are all very supportive. My Husband (the dearest creature on earth for sure) my sons (more dearest creatures on earth), and my closest friends all are very supportive. I wonder what they are thinking on the inside because I know what I am frequently thinking.
This feels nuts! And it feels just right…all at the same time.
I have been making these flowers non-stop for the last 4 months. I am almost obsessed with them. They are on my mind about 20 hours a day. (I sleep at least 4 hours every night)
SO what is wild. Well for me:
1. I have never considered myself anything but a painter and here I am doing sculpture…really? I don't even really like sculpture!
2. I have just entered a huge art competition….something I would never dream of doing…ever…so many people could potentially see what I am doing…and like it OR not!
3. I continue to do this activity every day. I can't remember ever being so determined, and I don't really understand this. I simply know these flowers must get done.
4. There is no room in my house for anything else and I have no idea where I will put more of these flowers but they must get made! Currently, they are all over the walls in my house and out art collection, which is pretty awesome, is going to be rearranged to accomodate these huge flowers.
While I recognize this isn't climbing the highest mountain, surfing the biggest wave, singing in front of thousands of people, for me this is a step into the wild side.
How about you? Have you spent any time living on the wild side? I think it might be where you have a few dreams stashed waiting for you!
Come on over. It's a little scary but plenty of fun too. And one more thing!
Don't forget to make today your best day ever!
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Looking forward to sharing NEW ideas with you about art and my journey back to doing art. flowers and who knows what else? For the last 30 years Michele has been designing beautiful flower arrangements for all kinds of people, from brides to prom goers, from dining rooms to boardrooms. Trained as a fine artist , Michele brought her unique vision to the art of Floral design. Designing flowers in a more relaxed,"unfloristy" way was always the goal when working for private clients.
Michele continues to do artwork , including paper sculpture (this is new!) and designing various products from table linens to greeting cards to holiday decorations, She continues to have a distinctive and diverse viewpoint she brings to her work. One of Michele's goals is to help people feel confidence and joy, enjoy art, enjoy flowers and enjoy the art of the everyday.