I feel drawn to things that are somewhat minimalistic and unconventional, even though I’m not even slightly a minimalist. A simple unexpected style statement can inspire me for an entire day or even a week. I put together three projects that have some degree of edginess to them.
The first project is a variation of what we would normally find in flower bowls. I went another direction by building the arrangement in a cube-shaped container and placed the finished product in a twig surround.
The lathe-turned wooden vase inspired variations on the number three because of its tripod base. There are carvings of abstract creatures. I don’t know if they’re supposed to represent dinosaurs or something else. The vase is simply fun. The three sunflowers and three seed pods reflect the “vibe” of the unconventional vase.
The thrift store find for this week is an odd-looking planter vase in the shape of a fish. Its face shows a somewhat humorous yet wary expression. The dark container needed bright oranges and reds to complete the display.
The Blue Jay of Happiness is inspired by the late Zsa Zsa Gabor. “I never really mind what people say about me. I am far too unconventional and far too dedicated to being true to myself to let other people’s disdain or nastiness upset me for long.”