March 28, 2010
The May Flowers Challenge
Bunnie Werth. My own invention is the pond, which is molded out of polyclay, decorated with small rocks and silk leaves, and filled with "Quick Water."
The "gazing ball" stand is made of Granitex mixed with pearl clay. The stepping stones are also clay. I purchased the trellis, bench, and tiny cardinals from Bunnie's shop in Cedarburg, Wis., Newberry Thicket.
The grass is sheet moss and other plant life is silk and plastic. The dirt is another cool product, "Looks Like Soil" from Natural Creations. (Couldn't find an internet source for it though!) All the supplies except the bowl (and styrofoam within) were purchased at the aforementioned Stein's Gardens and Gifts, which unfortunately only has stores in Wisconsin! I'm sure you could find all this sort of thing at your neighborhood craft supply store though, Blog.
So, calling all painters, papercrafters, quilters, needlecrafters, polyclay artists, etc.! Heck, silk flower arrangers and gardeners count too! And if you're thinking about participating, please comment below so I can start working myself into a frenzy of anticipation about your submissions. YAY!
[A quick clarification: your project can incorporate flowers or leaves in any way you like, you don't have to literally make flowers. And photographers, you're welcome to join in too!]