As usual, I was compelled to work long into the night when I had a new inspiration.......Christie Repasy. A well known artist of, what else, Roses! One piece of hers that I just find so charming, and has that classic cottage style charm is the one of bicycle with a blue basket full of flowers.
Mine is not a copy, of course, but truly inspired by her painting. Normally I like to keep my clay roses mostly white and highlight with pink, but following Cristie's cue in this work, I developed a new technique last night and I absolutely LOVE IT! ..... But, isn't that the way, you always love your latest creation right?
I had thought of making this into a pin, but instead I think I will mount on a frame. Although 2.5" wide x 1.5" tall doesn't sound that large, as a brooch it is quite formidable, which is not always a bad thing but I will mount nonetheless.
I would love to hear any thoughts on my new style. I'm just hoping it's as well received as I hope it will be.