Rose Play …Floral Friday

I’m not sure exactly why I seldom work with roses.  Perhaps, it’s because they seem to be complete on their own. Maybe because I see no need to duplicate the two classic arrangements of them: a solitary rose in a bud vase or a dozen long-stemmed roses in a crystal vase.

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For the first Floral Friday of 2017, I decided to use ceramics instead of the usual glass containers. I’m glad this idea works out.

The first arrangement is part of a photographic experiment using backlighting as the primary light source. This brings out a vision of age and nostalgia. The bunch of roses within a vintage McCoy vase takes center stage.

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The heavy contemporary vase is the base for a black rose. The flower is like a black hole in that it necessitates the need for other elements in the design.

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Jumbo and large roses are all that are needed to show off the vintage McCoy “grapes” vase.  To get the colors and overall shape just right took more time than I anticipated.

Ciao
mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness quotes golfer Ben Hogan. “As you walk down the fairway of life, you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”

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About swabby429

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