I mentioned a few months back that I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, because no one had ever allowed me the opportunity to pursue my own interests. Suddenly there was no one standing in my way any more and I was completely lost for direction. Well, I think I have found my direction. I cannot remember the last time I have felt so damn good, mentally and emotionally anyway. My fingers are sore, and I am a little stiff from spending too much time sitting here on my bed, but I am so freaking happy its almost scary!
So, I figured, if I am having this much fun I might as well just go all in. I am still working out an overall design plan, but I have started creating some of the pieces for my new "monumental" project. As near as I have determined so far, it will be a very large, very detailed, flower garden scene. I started by tracing out circles onto fabric to create "yo-yo's". Now, I should mention that I have avoided making Yo-yo's all of my life, I never liked the damn things very much. Yeah, they are kinda cute, but they are usually rather large and often rather pointless, so I avoided them. Until now.
So here are a few of the dozens and dozens of circles I have traced and cut out.
The finished yo-yo's will be used as centers for the larger flowers and as tiny flowers themselves, like for forget-me-nots.
And here are some of the finished yo-yo's. I put the dime in the picture to show you the scale of the madness I have immersed myself in.