Friday, October 23, 2009
Flowers Inspired By...Cozy
I'm so excited to share this pairing! In case you haven't been following, every week I post a different theme (this week's was cozy) and you respond in the comments with a link to something that exemplifies that feeling for you. I then create floral arrangements inspired by your ideas.
LPF received just lovely, inspiring submissions, and I can't overstate how hard it was to select one to work with for the flowers. In the end, I went with the only poem submitted. It's by one of my favorite poets that I've ever read, and the author is one of the reasons I became an English major in college! I know, that's saying a lot, and now I'm really coming out as a complete nerd on this site, but what can I saw, it's true. So thanks to my dear friend Liz for reminding my of Eavan Boland's exquisite poetry.
For the flowers, I wanted to capture the moment of dusk, my very favorite time of day, as perfectly as the author did. I focused on various shades of blues and purples, ranging from cool to warm. There are also some warm golden and orangey hues to add more warmth and reflect a setting sun. Plus frosty blues and a little black that reminds of silhouettes. I am not sure I've worked with a palette exactly like this before and I am just in love with the flowers right now, especially the tea-stained purple-blue hydrangea.
My apologies for the length of this post! Below is the poem, and above are the flowers. I hope you love them all as much as I do!
"This Moment" by Eavan Boland:
Things are getting ready
out of sight.
Stars and moths.
And rinds slanting around fruit.
But not yet.
One tree is black.
One window is yellow as butter.
A woman leans down to catch a child
who has run into her arms
Apples sweeten in the dark.