Nobody has accused me of being conservative and a stick in the mud kind of guy in ages. But after a long, hot summer, I’ve been feeling a bit sluggish and dull. It’s time for busting down the box and trying some outlandish thinking on for size. In this case, the line of thinking must apply to my creative outlets.
I recently came across this small vase with a tiny blue jay relief sculpture. The ornate style calls for a complicated arrangement. I didn’t want a traditional look, though. I didn’t want to settle for anything less than off the wall. So that’s what happened with the arrangement.
With the radical experiment out of the way, I decided to try different, but laidback. The 1950s vintage Anchor-Hocking glass vase inspired a restful, yet unique display. I used a generous portion of greenery as the foundation planting to serve as mechanicals for the floral elements.
The yellow urn attracted my attention with its wildly oversized handles. It looks like a sugarbowl gone mad. It had to wait until this week and my zany mood. This is my version of postmodernism. Conventional? No way!
A fan vase is usually used in the creation of formal, traditional displays. This medium-small Pioneer vase with the gold trim was put to work as the starter for a Japanese inspired treatment. It’s Ikebana in an Art Deco translation.
The next time you find yourself in a creative rut, try losing the box. You’ll surprise yourself and feel a fun twinge of daring, too.
The Blue Jay of Happiness thanks you for checking out the photos.