Progression of the petal form...

One of my favorite parts of the year is right after the holiday season.  It's when I get to take a break from the mad rush of making in studio, slow down, and try out some new ideas.  As I artist, I believe it is essential to keep evolving and nothing makes me happier in studio than coming up with a great new design.

In 2015 I fell in love with a structured petal form that showcased the gorgeous yellow color of 22k gold.  This year I have been loosening up that form to create more fluid and organic shapes.  You can see the evolution in the images below:

It's always so interesting to look back and see how small changes to simple motifs can open the door to wonderful new ideas.

Thanks for reading!

~Claire