Thursday, October 27, 2016
#Write31Days: 27 • bouquet
Standard, classic, old-fangled and new-fashioned, too. What's not to love about a fresh, unwilted, bouquet or arrangement of flowers almost anywhere? When I lived again on The Other Coast at the end of the last century, I attended a demonstration and instruction class by a floral designer that showed us how easy it can be to create a basic, well-balanced arrangement. Close to 100% of my art and design is 2-dimensional rather than 3D, but I know getting experience and exposure to sculpture and other 3D art forms would enhance my flat drawings and design layouts. There is almost nothing more attitude-changing than a lovely brightly or subtly colored bouquet on a table, a desk, a bookcase or anywhere else. If it's in your place or space and you're like me, you try to keep the flowers blooming by trimming off and taking out the fading ones—dead heading. Ya know something? There are few things that provide more sense of relief than when you finally agree a bouquet has run its course and you actually throw it away.