So Simple …Floral Friday

The small Guanyin Bodhisattva statuette stood neglected on the shelf in the shop because of a minor flaw. I decided to mercifully bring the diety of compassion home.

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.FF091815b

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.

The most complex creation is composed of a simple cluster of small, fill flowers, arranged within a Haeger shell planter. The result is simply cheerful.


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.

mini-moiThe Bleu Jay of Happiness cites Confucius. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”


About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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