The flaw is at the front of the piece, so it’s rather noticeable. Then, it dawned on me, that an extremely simple solution would not only obscure the flaw, it would enhance the statuette’s appearance. I found a solitary faux Shasta Daisy to attach to the piece.
That is how the Guanyin Goddess inspired the theme for this week’s Floral Friday, stark simplicity.
A small green glass vase from Japan is lavishly painted in gold gilt and traditional Japanese floral patterns. There is no way I wanted to overpower the piece. I chose one golden Eucalyptus twig as the center. Three poppy flowers surround it to provide shape and color.
Three elements form the latest simple Ikebana. A rustic base, Snake Plant leaves, and Stargazer Lilies. The form encourages the mind to slow down into contemplation.