Peonies Are My Latest Obsession

You would think I’ve seen peonies before, and I have, but lately I have been obsessed with peonies. I was sad to miss the window in planting bulbs this year, but I’m determined to have a little peony garden next year.

So my latest art piece was based on this gorgeous flower. I knew I wanted to do something related to collage art (another one of my obsessions). I love how you can put multiples of something small together to make something beautiful on a larger scale.

I saw this plaque at Goodwill. Of course I fell in love with it because it is wood!!

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Sorry piggies…I had to spray paint you silver…

I had seen this piece on a different Goodwill trip and thought the vibrant colors (and eventually the frame) woukd be great raw materials for something repurposed.

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Upon dismantling the picture, I discovered that the painting was done on foam board. Not exactly the easy, quick project I was anticipating. However, unexpected surprises can lead to something beautiful.

Here is my finished piece!

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Deciding where to put each piece was fun. Darker edges give the flower depth.

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I love how the foam board pieces give it a three-dimensional effect. The best part? I still have so much more raw materials to make more down the road! Who wants one?

Have a Happy Monday!

~Lani

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