Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Playing in the Dirt





















I try to do a little art everyday.  Well, yesterday I played in the dirt making some dish succulent gardens. A zen kind of art thing, so I thought I would post them.
This silver rimmed crystal cut bowl has a big crack running through it, now it is a new kind of vessel.  I like the juxtapose of the elements.


I received some thank you flowers in this little bowl and thought the shape was nice for another little garden.  I placed a little pine cone from my studio in the middle though I am not sure where I picked it up maybe in Alaska.





Sarah and Pedro gave me this little treasure for Mother's Day but two of the plants grew too big for the orb so I replanted it which was not an easy thing to do.  Thank goodness for chop sticks!  As you can see one of the plants is blooming so I pulled the bloom out the little hole on the top.  Hopefully I won't have to replant it very often.

7 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

These are very nice; I especially like how the buds are climbing out of the "window".

xoxo

kazumiwannabe said...

Love these! Succulents are so varied and fascinating!

marancat said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Succulants are amazing little plants and you have made such inventive displays.

Alex said...

I love how they look like a different planet (imagining myself being really tiny, like Thumbelina tiny) and walking around that arrangement. And yes, they do have this calming effects on me as well!

Nancy Goldman said...

Very nice Debbie. I especially like the top one.

nanke's stuff said...

These are just charming! I love tiny gardens. Great use of the containers, especially the cracked one! nancy

whatidoisme said...

These plants are really presented beautifully. Your artistic touch (even with chopsticks) is very evident :)
Sue