I also salvaged some leaves and other parts from a wisteria kanzashi, which I’ll be using in several pieces – including these. I was never really happy with how that wisteria turned out. I remember hemming and hawing about whether or not I even wanted to finish it, but I pushed myself to do so anyway. Lesson learned; if it doesn’t feel right then don’t follow through with it.
But, that’s not to say it was a total waste of time. I learned something from the process of making it, and salvaged quite a lot of pieces from it that saved me time and effort on these new pieces. Hopefully, these are more successful than their predecessors!
That’s three of the eight new pieces I planned to make for Anime North down, and hey…I still have about a week left to go! Don’t worry, even though that sounds like very little time most of the new pieces are in their final stages – two more are complete and just need photographing, two only require a little bit more work and will get done this weekend. Ok, so the last one is nowhere near completion, but it’s going to be my wisteria redemption pieces, and I’ll have most of next week to finish it. It’ll be fine! I just need to finish the dye work, set the dye, starch everything and, you know…start crafting all the flowers. Oof.
In all honesty, my time management has been pretty good in the lead up to Anime North. I’m even wondering if I might not have time to finish a few more little projects before I leave, haha. That said, I have to give a shout out to my amazing husband for being so supportive; I definitely couldn’t do what I do without him.
If you’re going to be in Toronto next week, I hope you’ll get the chance to check out Anime North and my new works in Gallery Momiji. 🙂