A Different Point of View

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.

A view of another side:

And here is yet another:

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.

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