Thursday, June 9, 2011

So many flowers so little time

I think I am a bit overwhelmed with wanting to make so many new flowers I have found. I have limited time and limited cutters and try to improvise at times. Sometimes it works out like the Parrot Tulip. There is a cutter but I don't have it so I rummaged around and found another cutter that I had to use. I have tear drop cutters that I usually only use for roses.. I found I can make many other flowers with them. The one thing I am lacking are veiners to give the flowers the perfect veining just like a real one.

So, I spend a lot of my time looking on line for flowers I would like to make, studying them, then rummaging through all my cutters, dusting colors, wires, and other supplies.. Then after wasting all this time I make too many and put them all in the stryofoam waiting to be arranged. They wait with all the other flowers I make.

Then it is time to use them and hopefully create an arrangement of some sort. But, what I have come to notice is I make flowers I like, but don't think about putting them in an arrangement together at the time and come to find out they don't go together.

So, I need a system or plan when I start creating them  soI can make an entire arrangement.   I think a list would be good start and find out if I have all the supplies needed to make them. Then, stick to my plan. That seems to be the hardest part for me. Doing what I planned to do. For some strange reason I always, I mean ALWAYS stray from my plan. Whether it is the colors I decide to use, the sizes and quantities I need or changing the flower I want to make.  So, I get no where fast. 

I can laugh since I am in no hurry but I do want to make so many flowers and then see how much time I waste just planning and getting ready?

So, tonight I am going to start my list of desired flowers to make to include what supplies I have and what I need to get. I will start with 10 flowers and see how that goes.

I wonder if I am the only one who has this issue?