Out of sight, out of mind. The ongoing efforts to sort out belongings to make room for house improvements and downsizing have yielded some old, forgotten pieces. It was a pleasure to see these again after their lengthy absence from the project shelf. Their presence inspired some crafty creativity.
The inscriptions on the bottom of these pre-mid century pillow vases is over-filled with glaze. The name appears to say, “Artist Pottery Los Angeles California”. I like the red-violet wash over grey glaze on these “twin” pieces. Purple lotuses and Peruvian lilies mirror each other in these arrangements.
I had forgotten how messy white Styrofoam is when it is cut. When I “transplanted” the faux potted palm from its container, I had to cut the Styrofoam mechanicals with a knife. The foam’s magnetic qualities caused an instant mess that covered the counter-top, cabinets, floor, and a portion of the wall. Cleaning up and mindfully disposing of the tiny, foam bits took more than twice as long as creating the project.