Long time viewers of Floral Friday understand that many of the arrangements pictured have been inspired by the containers I use. That’s just how my mind works. I suppose this approach is similar to that used by some writers of instrumental only music. Anyway, Floral Friday is just me sharing abstract, visual statements of thoughts that can’t be put into words.
I come across a container somewhere and it “speaks” to me. I feel compelled to interpret what it is saying.
Basic earthenware pottery has been enjoyed by people throughout the ages. The sturdy canister vase says it needs balance with a softer, more nuanced aspect. You might say that balance is like Yin and Yang. Hence, the small, complex floral branches.
Why is it that it’s difficult to take ducks seriously? Cartoonists have exploited ducky qualities with characters like Donald and Daffy. The same can be said about this vintage, kitschy mallard duck planter. This was calling out for a multi-colored posy of blooms.
A simple but heavy studio vase begged for substantial complexity to fulfill its purpose. An Asian inspired tropical treatment does the job.
The Blue Jay of Happiness enjoys this statement by best-selling author Yann Martel: “Reality is how we interpret it. Imagination and volition play a part in that interpretation. Which means that all reality is to some extent a fiction.”