Friday, February 25, 2011

Handmade Flowers for an "Autumn Romance" Wedding

I have just finished making a set of save-the-dates for a September wedding.
The wedding theme is "Autumn Romance" and working with the bride was such a smooth going and rewarding process that I can only feel fulfilled after completing them.

I am so looking forward to making the invitation design!


The flowers were made completely by hand. I could have used my cutting dies, but I preferred cutting by hand Laura style.

Although at the beginning of the year I was debating whether to show you current projects or not, I decided to continue not posting images of my newest designs at least until the wedding they were made for. This will not only ensure my brides have unique never-seen-before stationary but will also protect my designs from copy cats. This way, when I share a design, I will have long before come up with something better. As a stationary artist my most important goal is to overcome myself every day and above all LOVE my work.

9 comments:

planetaoma said...

Faci niste poze superbe! Imi plac si florile, musai va trebui sa incerc sa fac si eu macar o data.

Shelley said...

They are beautiful flowers. Good idea to wait to show your work. There will always be someone who is a copier. We can protect out drawings and images as artists with the copyrights, but it is hard to do anything at all to protect the finished projects. It is unfortunate.

Meda said...

I don't want to spend my creative time and energy through law suits, Shelley. A copy will always be a copy and those persons who copy others' work will never feel the fulfillment an authentic artist feels when creating an original piece of art whether it is a drawing or a stationery piece.

Lollyrot said...

De acord cu tine, pana la urma facatura ramane facatura,dar totusi e pacat de munca pe care o depui si mai ales de pasiunea cu care creezi.
Mi-au placut de la inceput floriile Laurei si ti-au iesit foarte fain.chiar ai putea spune ca sunt naturale.

Bev Gerard said...

Gorgeous paper flowers from your skilled fingers, Meda! Such warm & wonderful colors indeed.

I hope you're feeling well & taking good care.

(((hugs))) from TX
Bev

Juliana said...

Oh, Meda...I think I was the first one to read your post yesterday (there was 0 comments then) but did not write anything...then could not fall asleep for a long time...thinking to write or not to write...perhaps it is not such a big deal but since I really don't want to be called a copycat, I think I better mention that I showed the same technique flowers for wedding invitations a few days earlier(Feb 21 and Feb 24) on my blog. Had no-one to link to for the tutorial bcs I learned to make them some 15 yrs ago at school class (I don't use starch and brads, however) but the main idea is the same.
I do see that your flowers imitate autumn leaves (am I right?)...mine are more spring and summer-like...and just like you I haven't showed the finished invitation yet:)

Meda said...

Juliana,I haven't invented making the flowers. I don't take credit for that. Copy cats copy the entire design. They only change a color or 2. They follow my blog and try to find out what materials and tools I use, where I sell my designs and they do the same. When I go to their blogs I can recognize my paths.
And that wouldn't be a problem either because nobody can reinvent the wheel, but they don't give credit for what they take. So they basically take and give nothing back, not to mention the e-mails full of lies they are sending me with the same purpose of finding out more of the things I don't explicitly tell on the blog.
Have a look at this post:
http://handmadebymeda.blogspot.com/2011/02/little-sad-moments-of-my-happy-life.html

Juliana said...

Meda, I not only read but also commented on that post:) but I am glad I understand your stand on this better now. Thank you:)

Double Your Dating said...

These handmade flowers are no in latest trends such that I have seen these flowers at many places and they can also be used for interior decoration.