I still have shows to make work for this year and I still very much want them to be Ikebana based. I think I will just have to work a bit harder and do more research to make this project work.
We thought we would try and lift our spirits a bit with Elizabeth giving me a crash course in floristry. We went to the Vic markets and picked ourselves up some lovely Australian natives (and some jam doughnuts, for research purposes...)
I think if I kind of can keep this practical based research going I might make some head way. The flowers have amazing textural qualities which I would like to translate to glass.
To me natives are just such a sturdy plant to work with. They have a long life span when cut and have such interesting shapes. I think there is a lot to work with here.
From a practical point of view, I quite like the simple round pot. I would like to experiment with blowing some organic shapes that might take on the textures of the plants or dirt.
Voila! The finished product. B.E.A.UTIFUL no? I just love that big open protea.
This one, also gorgeous, Elizabeth made. Clever little rabbit isn't she? I'm hoping we get to do some more lessons, it's a nice way to try and get back on track. It's a little shaky and there's been quite a few tears but I almost feel like I can see a path in the distance. Or maybe thats a twig, I don't know. Anyways, if you see me on the street just give me a hug ok? I might not ask for one, but I really need one.