Category Archives: Floral Arts

Modern Glass …Floral Friday

The simplicity of clean shapes and elemental colors can provide a mental place for the mind to play. Three glass containers demonstrate what that meant to me this week. An amber, contemporary vase of thick, flawless glass was exactly that … Continue reading

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Simple …Floral Friday

Something from the eighteenth and nineteenth century English poet Samuel Rogers struck me as the perfect introduction to today’s selections for Floral Friday. “Almost all men are over anxious. No sooner do they enter the world than they lose that … Continue reading

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Fun Faces …Floral Friday

The smile is the universal gesture of friendliness and light-heartedness around the world. Smiles are not limited to human faces. Some of our animal friends seem to smile. We also like to create inanimate objects with smiles. When we see … Continue reading

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Some Contemporary Stoneware …Floral Friday

Primitive appearing studio pottery appeals to the part of our minds that craves basic simplicity. That is one reason Raku pottery is an important classification of the ceramic arts. There are a few examples of Raku-like containers in my collection … Continue reading

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Steel Blue …Floral Friday

Late spring means a shift towards more heat and humidity. This often creates a craving for cool and brisk. Although I cannot alter the outdoors weather, I can change some of the indoor visuals. I like the icy appearance of polished … Continue reading

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Faux Console …Floral Friday

I do not have a fireplace in my home, nor is there room for a console table, but I do like to have a main focus point in the living room. There are some modular shelving units I assembled back … Continue reading

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Glass Cubes …Floral Friday

One of the most basic geometric shapes is the cube. When a container is manufactured in that shape, we have one of the most versatile, elegant vases. If the cube is glass, the creative possibilities for a designer are nearly … Continue reading

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