Category Archives: Hobbies

Two-Handled Oldies …Floral Friday

It’s about time to feature a grouping of projects based on what originally inspired my interest in floral design, which, in turn, led to featuring Floral Fridays on the blog. Vintage porcelain vases have long fascinated me. Those from the early 20th century … Continue reading

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Just For Fun …Floral Friday

I was in a particularly happy mood before I assembled this week’s projects. This was “bonus” happiness, because usually whenever I put together arrangements, I arrive at a better mood during the assembly process. My glee certainly influenced the choice … Continue reading

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Cylindrical …Floral Friday

Today’s projects are large, medium, and small variations of cylinders. In addition to the variations in size, they are constructed from different materials. The big, vintage traditional Japanese vase was made by fusing two cylinders together to create an object … Continue reading

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Walking West On The East Path

One of the best perks the City of Norfolk, Nebraska has added during the past few years is the paved bicycle/hiking path. Specifically the path that was built along the river in the eastern part of town. The segment I … Continue reading

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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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Ultraviolet

I came across my old portable black light in a desk drawer this week. I cleaned the corroded battery contacts then put in some fresh AA batteries. The gadget worked like new. It emitted the desired level of ultraviolet light. … 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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