Monday, March 16, 2015

The fun continues



This is part two of my previous post. As I was playing with flowers and watermelon I got carried away on a creative wave and started to make floral sculptures. In the end there were too many photos for one post so I decided to separate them. The last post set the scene and answered any questions as to how and why. This is the post where we get to have fun with a parade of weird and wacky arrangements, the likes of which you may not have seen before...



Salute to Geometry


add a few leaves and it becomes...
Flight of the Orange Pelican


When Paris met Cuba they tangoed till dawn



Still life with Watermelon


Great minds...


Passiflora wears a gum blossom wig





Wild Entanglement


Botanical Trophy for Best Watermelon


You can ring my bell!

Flowers for Mr Calder






Bottle brush blush


Bridging the gap

or Is the vase half empty or half full

I hope you've enjoyed this wild bunch of creations. 
I have just one more photo left to share...


...the pretty mess that is created when playing with beautiful botanics. You can't go wrong with flowers, they always look good.

Ps. All the flowers were collected from the garden plus bits and pieces hanging over fences collected on my morning walk. It just goes to show what you can come up with when you have a few sprigs of foliage, a bloom or two and a wedge of watermelon. 

42 comments:

tracie @ beets+birch said...

PURE DELIGHT!!!!

Patchwork and Play said...

I don't know what is more interesting- your crazy floral creations or your amazing collection of vases! Wild Entanglement is my favourite!!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Absolutely wonderful creations!!

Linda said...

Such fun! You have such a creative mind.

Karen said...

Fabulous Rachael! I am not sure what I am in more awe of - your flower arranging prowess or your exquisite collection of vases!
Thanks for the highlight in a day which has been very taxing. So many little things were thrown in my path today to overcome. Glad I am home, dinner done, homework done and now off to bed. I hope you have a great week.

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

So fun, dear Rachael! Your playing with flowers and watermelon are fantastic!
Hugs, Deborah

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

Who knew! That a watermelon could used in creating so much beautiful floral art. You are one clever girl!

Barb said...

so fun for a monday morning!
Calder is my favorite - so sculptural and cool. did you ever compete in arranging?
Your vase collection is absolutely stunning and amazing. wow!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

You are so hilariously creative! I adore bridging the gap :) who knew fruit and flowers mix so well! Oh and the kiwi in the last post was just genius xx

Sujata Shah said...

I have missed reading your blog! Back to normalcy of life and first thing I find is this post! Love the bridge.. Love all of them.. You just freshened up my morning!

Dawn said...

And of course you have added a large dose of delightful imagination. Beautiful combo!

Dasha said...

So creative! I am hopeless with a capital "H" when it comes to floral arrangements. So I love seeing what people can do with flowers.

DeborahGun said...

So funny and fun at the same time. I would never ever have thought of using a watermelon for art, but there you go, your creativity is brilliant!

Karen H said...

So whimsical! Love every one of them!

Thimbleanna said...

You're too funny! And what beautiful creations -- just how much fun can one person have with a piece of watermelon???

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This post cracks me up! Very creative names for your creations.

Sharyn Baldwin said...

Some wonderful ideas you have put forward there, Rachael. But I'm still stuck on my blue and white daisies and a slice of watermelon!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

OMG, my first thought was 'I hope she is getting PAID of these' !! You should...they are brilliant :) as are you of course else how would they come about haha

Sandi said...

Wonderful whimsical creativity Rachael, I love your different vases, quite the collection you have.

Can't wait to see what comes from you next.

Janice said...

They talk about boys and their toys, you are a case of girls and their flowers. What a fun way to spend some time. Your array of vases really add to the fun. What a great collection.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh wow RAchael these ar absolutely stunning! Love them all

Marg said...

Seriously crazy, but in a really good way. I love the way your mind works, so creative. These photos are awesome.

Nifty Quilts said...

SO, so fun!! Your imagination always cheers me. Thank you for the bright opening to my Monday morning.

Susan C. said...

Slurp....munch, crunch......oh! She looks up startled....one was not meant to eat the centrepiece.......my bad!!
Did you ever study the Japanese flower arranging, don't laugh....Ikibana.....because I have no idea how to spell it or if I have confused it with poetry. Your creations certainly put my plonking a bunch of plant bits in a water filled receptacle to shame...lol. Now anymore to eat here?

Melissa P said...

What fun! I have to say, though, my favorite photo is the last one. Your "mess" is gorgeous!

audrey said...

You are the vase queen! So much fun to see your flower play.:)

Kyle said...

I reeally can't pick a favorite. They are all so imaginative and fun. Thanks for a colorful and delight start to my Monday.

Diane said...

I cant decide if the arrangements or the names for them are more creative. You are a wizard with color and design!

Karen S said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed your floral parade. You have had a lot of fun playing.
The flowers from your garden and surrounds are beautiful.
Great displays and arrangements!

Jeneta said...

Wow - these are all just amazing!! Your vases are as beautiful as the floral (and fruit!) arrangements in them. And all the flowers and greenery is from around you - lucky you!

pandchintz said...

Fantastic!! Thanks for the giggle.

rebecca said...

Just imagine what you would do with a bit of dirt and some sticks! You would probably build a cathedral. You are a wonder. You are a delight. You are a maker.

Terry said...

You make me smile . Your willingness to play no matter what the medium is a gift which you share with us . Thankyou.

shez said...

Hi Rachael,love seeing what you get up too,love your imagination my friend xx

Quiltbenaco said...

Una artista vera รจ una artista in tutti i campi!
Ciao

Lynette said...

Haha :D This is just fantastically fun! Too bad you're not around to help Devon & I get ready for her wedding. :D

Vickie said...

Rachael you've made my day even better with you wacky and wonderful arrangements !

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Floristry and quilting must be the perfect occupations for you and your amazing creativity!

Laurie said...

absolutely mind-blowing! is there a plant sculpture book in your future? I hope so!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I wanted to tell you that having a house cleaning service didn't work out for my New Years resolution. While it was affordable and helpful, I was so stressed out those two months trying to keep things picked up and laundry done so the house would be "ready" on cleaning day. I worked harder and cleaned up more with the service than before. So I decided to edit my resolution and I am going to buy fresh flowers for the kitchen table every week! It's not quite the same as a clean kitchen, but the kids are loving it and the flowers make us happy! I never would have thought of it without all the great flower posts on your blog:)

Rachaeldaisy said...

Hi Laurie - You're a no-reply commenter but I had to thank you for such a wonderful comment. As fun as it would be to make a book of flower sculptures there's no plans as yet, though I never say never, in the meantime I'll just keep playing around and sharing them here. :)

O'Quilts said...

Honestly I do not know how I missed this one!!! too creative..

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