Consciously or not, most of us practice trial and error quite often in our lives. We cannot expand our visions or skills without trying out new approaches. I try to keep that statement in mind as I start every day. Much of what you see on Floral Fridays are simply experiments in form. Some of them “work” and others don’t. I can only hope that some of the weaker designs provide starting points for future experimentation.
One design idea that may require expansion are small flowers in mugs. In this case, a Delft beer stein from Holland holds a handful of brightly colored fill flowers.
Machined wooden vases are great for dry arrangments. In this instance, a large “Y” shaped twig salvaged from the back yard is the mechanical for other elements. In this case one of the arms of the “Y” has a secondary “Y” that reflects the basic theme.
A toned, lacquered brass vase from India is the sturdy foundation for Peruvian lilies. They are enhanced with the placement of a few other varieties of blooms.