A job for itchy fingers
Everyone has their own way of coping with stress. When I’m nervous or angry, I try to get my hands busy not to hurt anyone )) Some people twirl their hair or go doodling until the ink in their pen is out, others search comfort in cooking or sit down and knit like spiders. As for me, I find peace of mind in making ikebanas. My mom is crazy about gardening and there are tons of flowers around our house. I’m simply recycling )) You won’t believe how much stuff you can make from a bunch of random plants! I can’t believe I had been living without it all those years )) Of course, it’s messy, a bit dull and, frankly speaking, outdated, but flower art and craft are cool, no matter what they say!
The perks of being a wall flower
By the way, I love flowers not only in mad Japanese-style combinations. Actually, they can look just as great and even better on the wall than in a vase )) It all started when my friend pulled me to an exhibition of floral paintings. I didn’t expect much from it. How cool can it be to paint flowers, I thought. But I must admit, some works really impressed me! One of them was a reproduction of an original canvas by некто Leonid Afremov. This painting immediately caught my eye, because it was the most colorful and unusual of all )) When I came home, I started googling and pretty soon found dozens of Mr. Aremov flower artwork here. At it turns out, he runs some sort of a web store where everyone can see and buy his pictures, and all that without dragging your lazy butt across galleries and home décor shops in search of something you have no idea about. Hail to web shopping! ))
Here is a recipe from my vip collection 🙂
- Take 10 to 12 small roses of different color.
- Dethorn them and pluck the leaves from the stem.
- Choose a few flowers as the base of your composition.
- Keep building up your bouquet by adding other flowers.
- Make sure the flowers are arranged evenly and nicely.
- Use floral tape to hold the bouquet together.
- Decorate with ribbons and other fancy stuff.
This one is pretty easy to make and it looks lovely. So if you ever need a wedding bouquet or a showpiece for a handmade competition, it will do just fine ))