Thursday, May 05, 2005

Silk Florals and Other Things

Here is the present I made for my dear MIL for Mother’s Day. I do hope she likes it. Silk floral arranging is another interest of mine that could easily be whipped into a passion if the supplies weren’t so expensive. I love the entire process, from selecting the flowers to adding the last piece of filler. I am agonizingly slow, though, and in total awe of people who can do this quickly and seemingly effortlessly. The design process is the same as in crazy piecing and embellishing – you kind of get a feeling for when the various elements look harmoniously whole. It’s the same for the graphic design process where you are moving type and photographs around on a page until your eye is pleased (or the client's eye – don’t make me go there…Argh!) And it’s pretty much the same for digital music composition, as well. You just keep adding layers of sound until your ear is pleased.

Today’s lunch was prepackaged Barilla’s Three Cheese Tortellini with a jar of Classico Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce along with Italian green beans in butter and garlic – and, as always, a nice big salad. Can’t get any easier than that!

Mother's Day Floral Arrangement

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