Category Archives: Hobbies

Modern Style …Floral Friday

Now that the September Equinox has announced the beginning of a new season, I’m ready for a floral change of pace. No, not the usual autumn leaves displays. I’ve been yearning for arrangements with a modern flair. Today’s examples were … Continue reading

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Revisiting An Old Hobby

An old junior high buddy contacted me on Facebook this month after being separated from each other for several decades. Gary and I used to hang out at Irvingdale Park in Lincoln, Nebraska during summer school breaks and at each … Continue reading

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Some September Close-Ups

I wanted to share a photo of a vintage wristwatch with a buddy who lives in Minnesota, so I took a few test shots. One of them showed the dings and scratches that revealed that the prior owner might have … Continue reading

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Post-Modern Ideas …Floral Friday

For today’s projects, I chose tall vases constructed of various materials. My intent was to fill them in unconventional, contemporary arrangements. I wanted to push the boundaries only slightly. The end results ended up somewhere between avant garde and post-modern. … Continue reading

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Sandy …Floral Friday

Due to silicon being one of the Earth’s most abundant elements, I decided to utilize it in two ways for each of today’s projects in the form of silicon dioxide. That is, in glass and in sand. The first project … Continue reading

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Smileys …Floral Friday

Today’s Floral Friday theme is self-explanatory. I decided to gather several porcelain Smiley objects into one post. Two of them were gifts and the rest came from thrift stores and garage sales. Why? Well, the sky was dark with overcast … Continue reading

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Milk Glass …Floral Friday

This week’s featured containers are three hobnail milk glass vases created by Fenton Art Glass Company. These popular collectables feature traditional styling cues and solid American craftsmanship. Fenton milk glass is still widely available at antiques stores, second-hand shops, and … Continue reading

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