Floral Tuesday

Rainy and foggy days are personal catalysts for creativity. This has been a great month for creativity because of the amount of rainy days. The rainy days have coincided with new pottery and glass pieces that people have gifted to me last month as birthday presents. (They know how much I appreciate unique floral paraphernalia.)

I surveyed the situation on project day and decided to put together six projects instead of the usual three. Instead of cramming all six into this Friday’s blog post, showing half today and half on Friday seemed like a better idea.

I had wanted to employ alliteration in the title of today’s entry by naming it “Bonus Blooms” but one of the projects does not use any blooms, so that idea was nixed. I polished a 27 cm (10.5 inches) tall glass cylinder vase with Windex to sparkling clarity. I then filled it with vase fillers. I really enjoy vase fillers so the large vase is a great showcase for them. Coincidentally, the Kwan Yin statuette is approximately the same height as the filled vase.

The small bright green frosted pitcher vase displays well with variously textured floral elements. A favorite blue jay figurine adds more notes of textural complexity to this basic still life.

Stark simplicity is the theme of the third project. The blue Peruvian lilies are the only complicated elements of the composition. The black, framed vase, the crystal ball, and the flowers work together as a visual triad.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes actor Wil Wheaton. “If you enjoyed making a thing, and you’re proud of the thing you made, that’s enough. Not everyone is going to like it, and that’s okay.”

About swabby429

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