Category Archives: Floral Arts

Minimalist Metals …Floral Friday

In these uncertain times, minimalism has regained a foothold in our culture. Minimalism is popularly referred to as stark or stripped down to only the essentials. It is simplicity made manifest. This week, I used three simple, sturdy, metal containers … Continue reading

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Texture Experiments …Floral Friday

When we think of floral arrangements, shapes and colors come immediately to mind. What is often overlooked are textures.  This week, I purposely focused on texture as the foundation for style. As it turned out, the texture of the design … Continue reading

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Three July Projects …Floral Friday

This is the time of year I like to stay indoors, surrounded by air conditioned comfort. I make no pretense of enjoying severe heat at all. The truth of the matter is that the combination of heat and high relative … Continue reading

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Bookish Themes …Floral Friday

This week, I utilized three unique vases and paired them with books that reflect perceived themes of the vases. Then, I let the mind loose to come up with floral interpretations of those elements. The chunky bud vase with the … Continue reading

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Honestly Phony …Floral Friday

Who can satisfactorily explain why we get certain urges to see or do stuff with a creative twist? This week I had a driving itch to make some floral projects that use only the most obviously artificial elements. I wanted … Continue reading

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Three Approaches …Floral Friday

I often haphazardly gather three different empty containers and place them on my desk. I enjoy simply looking at them and wondering what the artisan was thinking when the vases’ molds were created. One of the most amazing things about … Continue reading

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Fun With Finds …Floral Friday

If I ever change the name of Floral Friday, it should become Fun with Finds.  I say that, because nearly all of the elements used in my little creations are special “finds”.  That is, I rarely purchase the vases, mechanicals, and … Continue reading

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