The combination of unsettling weather events and the ending of Summer has contributed to my need to channel some creative energy in new directions. Whenever a spike of this sort happens, I need to bring out the floral materials to create more experiments.
An impractical but fetching object has had me puzzled ever since it was given to me. It’s a polyethylene plastic array of tall “grasses” surrounding a cupped well. The container is just the right size for a candle. However, if a person actually used it as a candle holder the fire risk would be too great.
I did decide to use it as a candle holder, anyway. I found a medium size pillar battery powered LED candle for the well. A space age Red Wing planter from the 1950s works as the perfect base for the candle holder and an array of some very old faux flowers. The idea ended up as a radically decorative nightlight.
An experiment in container design by someone else has been sitting on my shelf for a few weeks. The trio of bulbous pots connected with twine will provide the opportunity for many design experiments. My first attempt began with three lotus
pods. They were to be the basis for a tropical arrangement. However, as I began adding more elements, I became less satisfied. I removed the excess flowers and decided the pods were sufficient.
The last experiment became another exercise in practical design. I brought out a standard rectangular glass vase as the base. A careful arrangement of some decorative potpourri pieces came next. A trio of 1980s vintage plastic flowers and tall grass elements finishes the project. The distinctive scent of mango contributes an exotic touch to the room.
When a surge of creative energy sweeps into your mind, the best thing you can do is to take action, right away. Use it.