I feel some new fronds coming on. In a hotel breakfast room these beauties were humbly poised at attention beneath a large screen tv that rattled away the morning news. I couldn't take my eyes off them. Loved the simple arrangement - the clear glass tube vases with the spikey full color floral stalks, and then those random vine/twig things, and the rocks. Great composition. Interesting shapes. Made me want to come right home and cut some stencils to interpret that mental picture. Who knew I should have had a camera with me? (Popped back in on the way to the elevator to snap a quick photo to remind me of the inspiration.)
Some years ago I took several online tests to determine whether I was right- or left-brain dominant. It was not surprising to learn I am equal-brained. Makes sense as I am an architect and an artist. And it might illustrate that I found inspiration from these hip exotic flowers just moments after tearing out a magazine page that depicted a fine specimen of European architecture carved from stone. While I tend to prefer linear images, structured composition, and symmetrical shapes, I am also really intrigued by natural organic forms, irregular contours, and how to create balance while maintaining space.
What inspired you this morning? Take a walk through this glorious day and see what awaits you. It's FALL!
p.s Anyone know what these plants are called?