Scavenge Ikebana

Major thunderstorms have been rolling through town every day. I told my self that I would use studio time this week to go savaging for native Missouri plants for an arrangement. With the sky being so dark, down pours, the thunder and lightning I was planning on being a good girl and staying home today. But I just couldn't do it. The sun came out and I had the itch to go out and get dirty.

Pecan?, red bud, and wild rose

Pecan?, red bud, wild rose

Pecan?, red bud, wild rose

Does anyone know what this is? Pecan? Magnolia?

It was so much fun slogging around looking for the perfect mossy branch and red bud trees. I had originally cut this mystery filler, maybe it was lilac, but it wilted really bad before I got home. It's everywhere but definitely not a good cut plant. I cut some wild rose but had a difficult time arranging it as filler with the leaves pointing the right way. It'll be good for a cascading arrangement sometime. There really isn't much in the way of filler this time of year.

In other news, I got into the Art Farm residency program for October. I'm so excited. This is something I've been wanting to do since college. Now I'm working hard to come up some new ideas and start making more work.

Reading: Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin

Listening to: Thunder in the distance

Making: Tacos stuffed with pineapple sweet potato curry. Gotta eat up those left overs. It's not as bad as you would think.