I use a lot of dried curly ting ting in various projects because it is so versatile and adds visual movement to an arrangement. It can also be utilized as a vertical stabilizing mechanical to keep tall floral elements in place. This week, some red-dyed curly ting ting has been utilized in all three projects to a greater or lesser extent.
A tall, blue, glass department store vase is the foundation for dark purple orchids. They are surrounded by a filtering shroud of the red ting ting.
A mixed-media collection of prairie grass, yellow daisies, and a paper zinnia is interspersed with some curly ting ting. The pitcher vase was designed by Carrie Olsen Garrard. The Statue of Liberty figurine is varnished copper.
Dried ornamental and honey bamboo grass are stabilized by red ting ting to create a modernistic arrangement designed specifically for the tall stainless steel bud vase. A carved wooden figurine gives a post-modern counterpoint.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes 19th century abolitionist and clergyman, Henry Ward Beecher. “Memory can glean, but can never renew. It brings us joys faint as is the perfume of the flowers, faded and dried, of the summer that is gone.”