Today’s projects are inspired by the minimalist vibe. Their styles are pared-down versions of more complex styles but the finished projects are not minimalist in the strictest form. The idea was to showcase a few unconventional glass vases while also incorporating my trademark stylizing and design practices. All three projects utilize fine sand as the stabilizing mechanical substance.
A crystal bud vase from Poland contains a solitary Gerbera daisy and a sprig of moss roses that are rooted in Hawaiian volcanic sand. An egg-shaped paperweight reflects the theme.
A mid-20th-century Blenko crackle art glass bottle shows off a solitary sunflower. The bottle’s stopper provides the still life’s accent.
Seven craspedia globes have found a home inside of a yellow handkerchief vase. The accompanying paperweight features a lattice-work insert.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Leonardo da Vinci. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”