Snowstorms now have names! Maybe someone can tell me the rationale behind this. We have had one frigid vortex with perhaps another on the way. These garrulous geese down the street have not been seen for weeks. I am not going to inquire if they are in the barns or went to holiday dinner tables!
Black, white with attendant grays, can make for striking design combinations like this one by The Editor in a class called “Fright Night” at “Berkshire Haunts Flower Show”. For “Flora in Winter’” at the Worcester Art Museum, I am planning a design in black and white to interpret a somber portrait of a woman, which has similar coloring.
To visit: January 23-26, 2014 http://www.worcesterart.org/Events/Flora/flora-in-winter-2014
From my photo bank, black and white works well together to create this functional table setting from a GCA flower show. With few black flowers available, black accessories and vases help complete the scheme. The chrome adds sparkle.
The bark log from the last post (Logging On, Archive January 2014) is now the vase for a pot-et-fleur design, which mixes potted plants – cyclamen, frosted fern – with cut flowers – hydrangea, lily, tulips, more ferns and green button mums
The reverse side shows the ferns more clearly. Each of the potted plants is in a small bag, so it may be watered easily. The cyclamen is particularly thirsty. The cut stems are in oasis or, like the hydrangea, in water jars where they are happier.
We’ll have more black and white, inside and out, all month! Cheers!