Category Archives: Floral Arts

Experiments With Gerberas …Floral Friday

Gerbera jamesonii are some of the most popular cultivated flowers for solitaire or complex arrangements. Although they are also called Gerbera Daisies or Transvaal Daisies, they actually belong to the sunflower family. While the Gerbera capitulum appears to be a … Continue reading

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Filler …Floral Friday

When using clear glass vases, I sometimes like to add fill material to take the arrangements to a new level, because bare stems don’t always enhance the vases’ designs. Two different fillers are shown in today’s three projects. The folded … Continue reading

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Small With A Difference …Floral Friday

The second Floral Friday of the year features small vases that have unusual design elements. As is often the case for my hobby, the design cues of each container influence my choices of type, color, shape, and texture of the … Continue reading

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Found In My Totes …Floral Friday

I’m in an ongoing process of culling my pottery collection. This week, I found some unusual pieces to work with and share with you. Two of them will go away and two of them will stay. This whimsical footed metal … Continue reading

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Blue Glass …Floral Friday

Blue is the most popular primary color in our culture. Red is polarizing and thematically represents heat, agitation, and anger. Yellow is an ambiguous color, people enjoy the yellows of certain flowers and sunsets, it also comes to mind regarding┬ádefective … Continue reading

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Haeger Foundations …Floral Friday

It’s been too long since I’ve posted an all Haeger vase, Friday post, so today I’ll touch base with that idea. Pottery from the defunct Dundee, Illinois company has been a mainstay of the supply shelf inventory for well over … Continue reading

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Texture …Floral Friday

One important ingredient to consider when creating a floral arrangement is texture. How much smoothness, roughness, softness, coarseness, and so forth is desired in order to play with the other design elements? Texture is an integral part of the flowers, … Continue reading

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