I am so excited to share this latest wreath I completed! I've been sitting on pins and needles because I don't like sharing commissioned pieces before they have been delivered to my clients. This one was so much fun to do and because I wasn't working toward a deadline, I was able to just sit and enjoy the process.
My friend, Jessica, wanted a Day of the Dead wreath and she gave me full creative freedom to just go where my vision took me.
The unusual thing about this wreath was this was the first time I had ever worked with actual florals. When we were tossing ideas back and forth, the common thread within the ideas was floral. Everything we talked about centered around using flowers. Flowers from an actual floral department!
I was surprised at how easy it was to put together! Story of our creative lives, right?
Those that are familiar with my work already know that one of my "signature" techniques I like to use is bead detailing. This wreath was no exception. This skull focal is actually the largest piece I've done using bead detailing.
Since drawing is not by strong suit, I like to keep the design pattern simple with easy to draw shapes and simplistic lines. Of course, as the bead work starts to take shape, the design almost always has to be tweaked to allow the beads to fit.
I've always been conflicted about doing commissioned pieces because it's very difficult to make something that adheres to another person's very subjective expectations and vision. I was thrilled with how this wreath turned out and needless to say, so was Jessica!