Take for instance Maya Angelou. Did you know she was in her 60's when her poetry and books became popular. And there is Mozart, who composed his groundbreaking Concerto No.9 when he was 21.
Claude Monet got discovered for his creations in his 40's. And although Dr.Seuss wrote his first book "And To Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street" in his thirty's he didn't start writing successfully until his later 40's.
And then there's my tissue paper flowers that I did not attempt to make until my mid 40's.
Clearly my skills in tissue paper flower making came a bit later then usual.
So to celebrate this moment and in case you are a late bloomer too, I wanted to share this easy tutorial with you.
- 10 sheets of tissue paper
- String or thin ribbon - length depends on how long you want to hang or suspend your flower.
Step 1: Take your 10 sheets of tissue paper and fold back and forth like an accordian. Carefully press down each seam and create flat folds. The flatter the better.
Step 2: Take your scissors and cut each of the tips in a v like cut creating a point. You can also use a rounded tip cut.
Step 3: Tie your string or thin ribbon in the center of your folded paper. It is key that the string is pulled tight.
Step 4: Begin on one side and carefully lift up each sheet of paper towards the center of the flower. You want to be gentle with this step or your
Step 5: When one side is complete, follow this same process on the other side going the other direction until all sheets have been lifted towards the center.
Now if only I can get the training wheels off my bicycle!
Any other late bloomers out there?
Knowing that there is always hope regardless of your age!
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