Isn’t this hibiscus beautiful?
Did you guess that it wasn’t real?
Did you guess it was made from clay?
YES – CLAY!
On our last day in Hawaii, we signed up for a craft class.
A sweet little Hawaiian lady came to the hotel lobby to teach interested students.
She gave us each a chunk of ClayCraft (a very lightweight, air drying clay.)
She suggested we try to make a gardenia blossom.
So how did we make them? We started the process by making individual petals.
(Some flowers use a mold, but these petals require just a squish of the fingers.)
Then we attached them together in a flowery-way.
(Sorry, I was so excited about my project I forgot to take pictures while we were making the flower….)
But I remembered to get the camera out when we started on the leaves.
First we combined yellow and blue clay to make……GREEN!
Then we rolled it into a cylinder.
Then pressed it in a mold.
“As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” ~John Lubbock