It’s true that I love to make beautiful things and then capture them on camera. But sometimes the process is even more exciting to photograph. Especially those extemporaneous moments, when you’ve walked away from a work in progress, and then in passing notice that you’ve accidentally created something totally unexpected, and even more expressive. Some wild vignette that you would never create if you actually thought about it. It’s very revealing.
Here I’m working on some hydrangea garlands for Gardenista, to be published later this week. Pictured are all my props and materials lying as I left them. The dichotomy of beauty created from things past their prime is quite thrilling, very wabi sabi. And where did all this decadence come from?! Certainly not from minimalist me.
Here also is my coveted wee bowl by Linogirl, a gift from Kerry herself. I’ve been searching for creative ways to capture my new ceramic and share it with you. Prior photo shots came up short, until serendipity saved me. I love how this demure little vessel holds its own amongst all this bodacious blooms and pompous gilding.
Is the universe trying to tell me something?