Thursday, April 18, 2013
Well, sh%&. Now what?
Poor planning. It’s what I do best. Some folks are excellent cooks, some are great doctors, some are awesome singers. I am unparalleled at flying by the seat of my pants.
And most of the time, to be honest, it trips me up somewhere along the line. And here we are.
I was so excited when I wrote my last blog post, remember? Things were going even better than I had hoped – the flower centers looked exactly as I wanted them to. I loved the way they sat up above the surface of the petals. Well everything was rainbows and lollipops until now:
I can’t have the center of the flower behind that petal sticking up higher than the petal. Check out the other photo again, you’ll see what I mean.
Can I cut the glass rods as short as the smalti on the petal that overlaps? If I do can I set them in there neatly? I don’t know……..
My other option would be to either omit that flower, or redraw it in a different spot. This decision is going to require a glass of wine. Or two. Possibly three.
At any rate, tomorrow is the last day I’ll work on it for awhile anyway. I need to get crackin’ on the flower petal I was assigned for the mosaic mural designed by Lin Schorr – Unfurled. That project has a deadline, and this one doesn’t. I would like to finish that last flower (or not, if I decide to omit it) and add the flower centers to the remaining ones before I shelve it. Here’s where I am so far:
Above and to the right of the center flower is a seedhead that will also have the black glass rod center.
UPDATE: It only took 1/2 a glass of wine (damn!) to make the determination – flower has been erased and will be redrawn just slightly further away.