The art of Japanese kanzashi has always fascinated me. The elaborate hair ornaments are so beautiful and exotic. I had been wanting to attempt creating a flower in this style, but I much prefer paper as my medium. To make a long story short... using THIS TUTORIAL, paper and tacky craft glue instead of rice paste I made a paper kanzashi flower ! I have absolutely no idea what I am going to do with this large paper flower but it was fun to learn a new technique !
And I might mention... wahhooooo it was quite a lovely, warm day here ! I think maybe spring has finally set in. The mountains are still snowy but it was a wonderful 70 degrees this afternoon down in the valley. I snapped some photos from the front yard of the clear blue sky: