|The Wall of International Philadelphia Flower Show Competition|
It has been a while since I have had any real creative mojo going on other than little projects for almost a year.
I have pressed enough for me and many more yet created very little?
I have had some luck starting a blog honoring
World Wide Pressers and Artist.
I am very proud of how well it it going , a new interview every week with a variety of artist.
As a lot of You know I belong to the wonderful Guild at
World Wide Pressed Flower Guild .org
Well some of us there started talking about the Philly Flower Show back in Oct or Nov . Who was going , who was entering etc.
Well one thing lead to another and I thought what better way to make myself get serious again about this art than to actually sign up for competition . I knew the spaces where limited so I decided to sign up for 2 hoping I may get 1 open spot since I signed up just days before deadline.
Well I got both spots so I went for it ! Due in 2 months !!
The theme was "Spring in Paris " , and each class of pictures had a theme to go with it .
The first one I did was called "LES FLEURS"
Create a scene containing a vase filled with flowers. A minimum of five different types of flowers must be incorporated into the art. Open only to exhibitors who have not won a blue ribbon in the Pressed Plant Classes of the Philadelphia International Flower Show prior to 2011.
Sounded easy enough till I got reading all the rules and realized I had a lot of flowers that may not pass ?
I decided my goal this time was not to stress on competing with the others but to focus on making a piece worthy of competition ! I knew I could finally say I had entered and made it to the wall of the International Philadelphia Flower Show !
Well here is what I came up with ! You can click any of these pictures to make them bigger.
|I can honestly say this is prettier in person|
Everything else was pressed by me from our yard.
Then for the second picture class was " Vin"
Create a scene of with Wine as the main subject , vineyards or anything to do with wine!
This was fun and hard too.
This is a close up so you can see the corkscrew and cork I made to fill space on the table, instead of a glass. I knew I should have taken that class at WWPFG
Rose in a Glass
Creating a realistic transparent glass, a rose using birch bark, and lacy elements.
Instructor: Irina Orlova , I will order it soon at http://wwpfg.org/store/workshop
To see some the rules and a lot of the pics from the Philly Show,
You can visit Kate's blog ,she posted 4 blogs on this !!
at Kate's Pressed Flower Art
also go by Micki's blog at http://mickiart.blogspot.com/ to see more too.
Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what You think?
Peace and Happy pressing!
here is the link to PFS rules too , tough job for the judges