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Exotica …Floral Friday

We humans enjoy novel, exotic things. They fascinate us. This is especially true when we’ve been caught up in mundane routines for an extended period of time. We want to see interesting landscapes, try different foods, and experience something a … Continue reading

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Variations For March …Floral Friday

Three slightly different moods influence three different arrangements  this week. None of them included flowers. The projects were all about content, form, and state of mind. The vintage Frankoma jet-black urn planter is all about raw, stark survival. Cacti and succulents … Continue reading

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Ikebana Inspired …Floral Friday

Andy and I had just finished a short formal meditation Monday afternoon when he noticed a peculiarly shaped planter vase sitting on my desk. My friend picked it up and contemplated it for about a minute. “Hmm, California Pottery. It … Continue reading

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Unorthodox …Floral Friday

While assembling the second project for today’s post, the dictionary definition of the word “unorthodox” came to mind: a person or practice that goes against traditions of a particular belief or way of doing things. The unorthodoxy in this case … Continue reading

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Ikebana Inspired …Floral Friday

I have been asked, “Why Ikebana?” There are many reasons it fascinates me. First and foremost is that it integrates with my spiritual practice. Just as each mindful moment of each day presents a lesson, so does each act of … Continue reading

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October Ikebana …Floral Friday

Life has seemed to be much more chaotic than usual lately. To constructively deal with the additional stress, I decided it was time to spend some quality time and practice Ikebana once more. The art-form is the deliberate use of … Continue reading

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March Ikebana …Floral Friday

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve devoted project time to contemplating formal shape and Ikebana. There has also been an enticing variety of containers waiting for the peaceful afternoon. It all finally came together yesterday. The small, pure … Continue reading

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