Category Archives: Hobbies

Basic Simplicity …Floral Friday

The timing, the conditions, and the materials all fell into place to help this week’s Floral Friday to work out according to plan. The basic idea was to assemble very simple arrangements using materials I already had on hand utilizing … Continue reading

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Potted Arrangements …Floral Friday

Sometimes I just like to enjoy the tactile sensation of handling flower pots. I’m not sure why. Maybe because mom used to display a few small pots at a south window of the family home. It could be due to … Continue reading

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Glassy …Floral Friday

Earlier this week I decided to re-wash and shine most of the glassware in the kitchen cupboard because most of the tumblers and clear bowls hadn’t been used very often last year, due to the pandemic lockdown. As so often … Continue reading

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New Experiments …Floral Friday

The very first Floral Friday ushers in 2021 with optimism for a good beginning this year. I selected three projects that evoke joy and clear vision. The unique containers draw the eye towards simple, clean arrangements. They are placed in … Continue reading

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Planter Bowls …Floral Friday

Today’s projects hearken to three different emotional directions: contemplative, whimsical, and nostalgic. I built them up from implied feelings about their accompanying prop objects. The small, extended-wings blue jay figurine appears to be alighting onto a branch to rest. The … Continue reading

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Bel Air …Floral Friday

While gathering containers and materials to use for today’s projects, I sorted them according to mid-20th century design. Then a niggling idea to include a 1/18th scale steel model car as the prop came to mind. There just happened to … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Talent

My late brother Mark once remarked that the two of us were failed artists. We both had a good laugh because it was largely true. Our sketches and doodlings were uninteresting to others outside of the family. Even our father … Continue reading

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