I've always been a fan of The Poppy. Even before it was cool, you guys. My grandpa (I think? That's how it is in my head and I'm not changing it.) planted a little poppy patch way before I was around next to the garden out on the farm. Those two weeks a year they bloom is a magical time that I never really appreciated until I moved away and went to school. You can't pick a poppy and keep it inside because it goes straight to Wilty Town. I think that's why the image of the poppy has gotten to be so popular--as a great philosopher once said, "Take a picture--it'll last longer!"
I ended up making the simplest poppy form for my clocks, and they were a hit! Everyone knew exactly what they were, except, ironically, the owner of the flower shop where I worked. ("I like the tulip clock." ....uh.) Also, I can make them short or tall, and use up my multitude of scrap vinyl, which is kind of the point anyway.
|6 x 18 inch poppy clocks|
|12 x 6 inch poppy clocks|
|6 x 30 inch poppy clocks|
Even though I have used this design for years and I'm kind of addicted to the Orzo technique right now, I think I'll always come back to this simple, happy flower. It reminds me of Grandpa, Kansas, and the land I love.