- May 29th, 2009
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while indulging in the poppies blooming in our garden earlier this month,
i recalled a sketch on my wall of (rejected but save for later concepts)
seemingly obsessed with doing things the hard way. (i dont mean too it just seems to work out that way) using silk flowers just didnt look right, building them like i drew them was the only way to get the right look and feel. it took about a day of cutting and bending and glueing and painting to get enough for the scene. my 4yr old son even joined in on the fun using a hole punch for the centeres of the flowers and punching the flowers for the distant hill.
i used the mechanics of a broken umbrella i picked up off the road for the posable structure for the wings. and the ‘seeders’ suit was sewn from a fabric i have had for awhile but up until this piece i couldnt find the right use for it. i liked how it fit right in with the wing structure.