9.14.2006

Studio Friday: A Floral Treat

" I was thinking, all the ladies work so hard in their studios: maybe it's time we all treat ourselves to a lovely bouquet of flowers for our creative spaces? Maybe some fragrant, or colourful buds to make us happy? Let's treat ourselves this Friday, and buy a nice arrangement of flowers for our studios!" ~ Leslie

gerber daisies

Well, this was an easy topic—thanks Leslie. I love flowers and sometimes buy them for myself if there's nothing pickable in the garden. And I love to receive flowers - I think most of us do. And that's a small hint for any men who happen to be reading this. We love flowers. It's as simple as that.

One of my best memories from childhood is of picking up my father in the evenings from the Staten Island ferry terminal. We would park across the street, then watch for him to appear at the entrance. Often he would have a bouquet of carnations for my mom. I can still remember holding them on my lap on the drive home, the crinkly green waxed paper they came wrapped in, and that strange spicy fragrance they have.

I bought these gerber daisies yesterday and cut the stems very short so they would fit a smallish round glass vase. I love their bold shapes and bright colors, although I chose softer-colored pink ones this time. I did the best I could with the photo as it's still rainy here. Yes...still. The color of the flowers is a nice contrast to the rain-soaked roof you can see outside the window.

More pretty flowers here.

8 comments:

APlanet4Creation said...

A wonderful picture and flowers!

Vee said...

I love gerber daisies!
these are so pretty and pink too

tempestdelfuego said...

Daisies are so whimsical and add cheer and sunshine any time. Thanks for sharing them with us. :)

June said...

This is a great idea! The flowers are gorgeous and just makes me smile looking at them. Now I must run out and buy some for myself.

Ouissi Gresty said...

Beautiful arrangement...I love short stems in cute vases...

Ouissi x

peacefulkT said...

Lovely arrangement...I love it when flowers are bunched together close like that!

Carrie Sommer said...

Janet, what a pretty shot. I also cut the stems short for this same display...really no surprise, is it? You and I have way too much in common! I love it!

kate_always said...

This is a sweet photo, and a very sweet memory. thank you for sharing.