Ron Nicole Floral Fossil Brunch at Terrain

April 20th

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

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Hi, I’m Ronni. I make what I love to call floral inspired fossils. I’ve always loved flowers, and can remember preserving them even before knowing what preserving was. I started this journey as a young girl. I would sneak over to the park across the street from my church and steal wildflowers from the ground. To hide them, I would put them in the bibles. I bet they are still in there, and maybe one day someone will find them.

Hi, I’m Ronni. I make what I love to call floral inspired fossils. I’ve always loved flowers, and can remember preserving them even before knowing what preserving was. I started this journey as a young girl. I would sneak over to the park across the street from my church and steal wildflowers from the ground. To hide them, I would put them in the bibles. I bet they are still in there, and maybe one day someone will find them.

I love rolling the clay. I could do it for hours. It’s my daydream time. I get to think and dream about whatever I want.

I love rolling the clay. I could do it for hours. It’s my daydream time. I get to think and dream about whatever I want.

Fill in the entire framed area with clay (with a little overflow around the edges)

Fill in the entire framed area with clay (with a little overflow around the edges)

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What is that tool?

Kremper Scraper Tool

It makes the clay nice and smooth.

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Playing with flowers

Add a lot or a little, but remember to have fun.

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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.

You had to be there, but at this point, many of my secrets to make my Ron Nicole’s are being told.

You had to be there, but at this point, many of my secrets to make my Ron Nicole’s are being told.

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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.

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Invest in yourself by being patient with yourself

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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.

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That’s a wrap

Thank you Terrain

All photos captured by Amy Franz

Shirt by H&M

Pants by Anthropologie

Tullip Collection coming soon.