Monday, May 9, 2011
Cart Before the Horse
See the wheels, they were going to be textured flowers. Except I noticed they looked like wheels. So I said to myself "Hum, maybe a flower cart". I started in without a firm idea in my head or a pattern. Sometimes it's better to try something without thinking, because if I think about it I may not have the courage to try. So today I put the cart before the horse.
Notice the official building helpers I use, sponges and paper towel rolls. This cart is wobbly, too square, and nothing like a flower cart. It reminds me of those old timey circus animal cages. The bottom looks like a go cart, and the handle like a wagon handle. Well, it is a cart and I am amazed I could get those thinner-than-pencil uprights to stand up even if they are askew. I was actually able to carry it in the other room, very slowly and carefully, and put it in the drying closet.
I've googled "wooden flower cart" and now I have plenty of ideas for flower carts. Of course I'll have to make more flowers to put in the flower cart. Maybe some mini flower pots would look good in the cart.
Hey, Meredith, Michele, and Tracey, here's my contribution to the farm animal ornaments. My cow is press molded and painted with slip. I'll bet the black slip turns blue. A blue cow, maybe I'm on to something there. Gary said I should make farm animals and Harley's and I'd be rich, however I'm not motivated to make them. So instead, stay tuned for more flowers and flower carts coming up soon.