Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens. Today marks Cathy’s fourth anniversary of posting and hosting In A Vase On Monday and to celebrate she has challenged participants to create an anniversary contribution in something other than a vase.
I pondered over this task a lot the past few days and finally chose a memento from my daughter’s childhood that I just happened upon yesterday. This blue glazed hand was traced in clay from her own little hand for a very early elementary school project. Hooked onto the bathroom wall, it held her toothbrush for a time when she was a child.
My idea for using the hand to hold flowers turned into more of a conceptual piece as time ran out to actually hang it on the wall. Instead I posed blossoms around it and took pictures from above.
Although we had two consecutive nights of temperatures in the upper 20sF. on Sunday I was able to gather quite a few camellias, which I arranged and rearranged.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
“Handmade” ceramic art
Congratulations and many thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting IAVOM with such enthusiasm. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their gardens on this vaseless Monday.