Personally speaking, August weather is the worst for my temperment. I’d be perfectly happy to hibernate through the extreme heat and humidity, air conditioned, of course. Since that’s not a reasonable or practical way to live, the next best thing is to engage in creative projects.
There are always ceramic pieces sitting around my house, and they provide ready inspiration for an uneasy state of mind. Buddha statuettes add a note of serenity to the home environment. However, those that are sold as tea light holders are less so. Many of them have a small hole at the belly button. I wish the manufacturers wouldn’t do that.
I never use these pieces as candle holders. They do provide foundations for floral experiments. This vintage Buddha candle holder from Taiwan is centered with a red flower to conceal the belly button hole. A yellow Gerbera daisy acts as a halo for the figure. The greenery represents abiding calm.
The medium size Haeger vase is a simple statement of shapes and colors I enjoy. Dark, earthy browns satisfy the need for pragmatic grounding. The ladder-like shape feels at once, primal, yet ultra modern. Spider mums are the keys to my heart.
A small slag-glass compote is home to an array of purple daisies. Orbiting around a solitary purple mum. This arrangement was inspired by a photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Why not?