Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Think Pink

Okay, I'll admit it. I have been ignoring the blog for a while.... first it was exam time at the kids' school, and then I got caught up doing other stuff. But lately I notice I'm veering towards a lot of pink.

Pink shaded flowers are dominating my bottles, and here is a sneak preview of a half-finished number to prove my point.

The rains are finally here so maybe I'll get more work done now. You know what they say about the rains whetting the creative appetite!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Another 'Found' Beauty

Picked up another 'found' beauty.... on my walk, one rainy morning last week.

Probably the dried-up leftover stalk after the flowers got blown away by the wind. Or maybe the flowers blossomed, then dried up, and the petals disintegrated.

But the remnants look like flowers on their own! And go especially well with the flowers on my Portulaca bottle.

This arrangement now brightens up a corner of my bedroom. The joys of Nature are free, you only need to keep those eyes open! :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Morning Glory

When my client wanted me to dress up a fat, stout bottle with an interesting shape, I racked my brains for a new design. Flipping through my old pictures one day, I spotted the flower that seemed to be the perfect fit for the bottle.

Morning glory flowers with their deep purple-blue hues, so abundant once the rains arrive, peeping out of nooks and crannies... yes, that is what I covered the bottle with.

And to add to the drama and bring in visual relief, I added a butterfly, a dragonfly, and a ladybird for further effect.

What a colourful vista it turned into.... Just looking at this bottle, you can imagine the insects float and fly past, playing hide-n-seek with the morning glory flowers. And if you are lucky, you may even hear their distinct hum... Bbbbzzzzzzz!:)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

An Early Autumn

The rains haven't arrived yet, and even as we grapple with a searing summer, my work table is sporting Fall colors.

An early autumn has descended on my workspace, with reds, rusts, and golds amidst glimmers of green. As I work on another commission.

This beauty will brighten up a friend's room very soon. Are you listening, D??!! :)


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