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October has been the busiest month for Chocolate Creative Design. In one week alone, we had 2 sparkly weddings, one to design for and another to attend. With that being said, I have been a very bad mommy. There has been no indication in the Wesson household that Halloween is on it's way. So...what's a girl to do?
There are two items in my studio that I know I can always count on..glitter and glue. Glitter has become a staple in my styling bag for years...it can go on anything, reflects the light beautifully and in my opinion, it makes any image become less flat. Now, I may be a whiz with an X-acto but I certainly am not with a knife and a pumpkin. So in researching, I found some great ideas with only using glitter, glue and pumpkins (no carving required!)
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So we gathered the troops and set to work...
There is something that I must admit first...Recently, I was paid a huge compliment by 2 very dear friends...They said that they loved how I added "whimsey" to every project that I have created. Honestly, I never quite used that word...what usually comes to my mind is insane, crazy or silly, but "whimsey" i'll take that anyday (plus it's my Mom-in-Law's favorite word). So where does that come from? I can tell you that selfishly it comes from working with kids. Since I moved to larger studio, it has surprisingly and amazingly become a place where kids can create..They love it and I, well I get back that feeling of coloring outside the lines...Working in an industry filled with Martha Stewart, I find that it so important to allow yourself to just let go and have fun..don't worry about getting glitter on your shoes or hair and face. Sometimes by not being perfect, the mistakes you make can turn into something more beautiful than you could have imagined.
We found that Elmer's Glue may be hard to work with on a round pumpkin...but what can happen is purely magical...
Last but not least..one of my favorites...
So a huge thanks to Miss O, Miss G and of course the Monster for allowing me to color outside the lines and to allow "Whimsey" once again back into my life.
Happy Halloween everyone and here's to glitter on your shoe!
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