Ron Nicole Floral Fossil Brunch at Terrain
at the Dig into Spring Market
It was so much fun getting to meet some of my fans and sharing my passion for art. When Terrain asked me to do this, I must be honest, I didn’t really know what it would be like and couldn’t picture how I would be or what I would say to those that came. I’ve never done anything like this before. I’ve done workshops, but this time, it would be just me up there. All eyes on me. For those who know me, I don’t love attention or want anyone to focus on me. I can be quite shy and go into my usual awkward behavior. LOL. This time was different, though. I wasn’t afraid. I felt at home and very comfortable. As soon as we got started, I realized how much my art gives me strength. All those insecurities melted away, and I did what I love most, playing with flowers and sharing with others.
Before we begin, let’s look at this gorgeous venue. Terrain hosted me in the Garden Shed and let me just tell you, it’s fabulous. It’s everything you want it to be. Rustic, natural, and filled with sunlight. Let’s take a look inside.
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Welcome to the Ron Nicole Floral Fossil Brunch
What is that tool?
Kremper Scraper Tool
It makes the clay nice and smooth.
Playing with flowers
Add a lot or a little, but remember to have fun.
So what if you mess up. It’s all about the journey
It’s not about ending up with a masterpiece. The results are not what’s important. Live in the moment and enjoy the journey. Learn from it and try again. If at the end you get a masterpiece that’s a bonus. But if you care more about the results than you do the process, your art can not and will not prosper.
How much water to plaster mix do you use?
Anywhere from 50-75 percent water. My first layer is the thinnest layer. I want all those delicate details to be captured.
Invest in yourself by being patient with yourself
Many of my community often tell me my work has evolved. And they are absolutely correct. Those that have been following me from the beginning have seen my progress. The way Ron Nicole feels now, is the way I’ve always imagine it would. I just wasn’t good enough to pull it off when I started. I knew I had to take my time and learn so I could get better day by day. I invested in me and committed to the process. It’s okay to ask your community to invest in you before you are great. You just have to make sure you are invested too. Expecting to be great at something from the very beginning is unrealistic. Allow yourself to grow and become great over time. If you have a passion, it should never be rushed. It should be savored for all its details.
That’s a wrap
Thank you Terrain