I love making flower faces. I really wish I had more time to do it, but the fact that I can't make one when anyone else is around doesn't make it easy. Most of the time there are singing or yelling kids around, but even when they're playing silently, I still can't do it. I really need to be all alone, so I can focus and find my zen.
Most of the time I make my flower faces out of withered flowers from an old bouquet, but this time I made one out of wildflowers. At the moment there are so many flowers blooming in the park I ride my bike in to work, the Rembrandtpark. This week they are mowing all the lawns that are covered in flowers, so I picked some on my way home.
When I make a flowerface, I always start with the face. I think this is the hardest part. First the shape of the face, then the eyes, nose and mouth.
When I'm satisfied with the face, I start with the hair. First some leafs around her face and then the bottom layer for the shape of the hair with bigger leafs, preferably in the same color. After that the top layer with flowers to add some color.
When the hair is done, I always take some pictures and rearrange the hair and take some more pictures, so I have more options to pick from. It always looks different in real life than in a picture.