A logjam has developed with my vase and planter collection. Several new finds are awaiting utilization. I’m starting to think of this abundance as too much of a good thing. In the process of categorizing some containers, I got diverted into creating a few small projects. Creativity just happens when you combine me with vases.
One of the latest finds is a small cowboy boot souvenir that I just couldn’t resist. I took a handful of leftover flowers and carefully placed them inside the piece. The cowboy boot triggered the need to bring out some other western themed containers.
Naturally, the laid-back cowboy planter had to be included. I cleaned out the remains of an old project and decided to use small, fill flowers to bring out the illusion of a frontier ranch.
The cowboy boot wallpocket was gathering dust in a corner of my music room so a revamp was in order. The Frankoma container is unglazed terra cotta. To enhance the Oklahoma red clay, I decided to use some bright marigolds and goldenrod. When I finished the project I hung the boot back in place to brighten up the corner of the room.
Tomorrow I end my string of photo blogs for a few days as I exercise my urges to write.
The Blue Jay of Happiness knows the concept of the American West is a flexible one. The West means something different to its inhabitants than the Hollywood version most of us harbor in our minds.