If you read my last post, “I Really Hate It When I Hate It”, you will remember the angst that the so-called Topiary From Hell was giving me.
I am pleased to report that the story has a happy ending.
I took a break for a few days and went home to visit my Mom. It was a nice interlude. When I got back to Richmond, I went out to the workshop to put my eyes on the topiary and see if I still disliked it so terribly. Guess what? To my pleasant surprise, I found that I kind of liked it! Yay.
Here is the finished Topiary. It is just a smidge over 18 inches tall.
In the end, I started wondering it if might not look even better if it is resting on a larger base. So I experimented with placing it on this gold-rimmed plate and added a few loose red balls.
I threw this together very quickly but I think it would be a great idea for whoever takes it home. I could see it on a nice tray on a dining table with a bunch of stuff arranged around the base. Like Santas, greenery, or ornaments. There are lots of possibilities.
Here are some close-up detail views.
I love that old “Merry” ball – it has “Christmas” on the other side. I had a hard time deciding which side should face out.I think the red and green Pin Art ball is fun.
Some more traditional holiday color and a great gold bell tucked in.
I guess sometimes you really have to step away from something that is troubling you and take a breather. It worked for me this time.
Oh, and here’s the really great news. As I was writing this, I received word from somebody who saw the previous post that she wants to buy it! A happy ending indeed.
5 thoughts on “A Different Point of View”
Much Better. I really like the Topiary!
Thank you, Jill!!
There may be sumpthin’ wrong with you…
Aw, well, “somebunny” you a re some kinda good. Thank you!