Monday, February 11, 2008

Flower arrangements; Astrantia

Saturday I bought one of my favourite flowers on the market; Astrantia (Great Masterwort). I just love this flower because of the pale colours and intriguing shape.I am not really the type for a bouquet; I like to see the flower by itself. The Astrantia has such beautiful colours and seems so fragile with its green veins.I always thought the colour was purely pink but with a salmon coloured background I discovered that it has a touch of violet too.They match olive green and lychees perfectly. I love to make these little still lifes, it makes me feel like a painter although I cannot even draw a straight line hihi :)It is so lovely to see how colours change through their surroundings. This small flower with its pale colour palette reminds me of a distant past somehow. Combined with blu and pink they look fresh. I used to have these colours in my room as a child and about six years old. Everytime I see these pink and blu colours they remind me of my old safe bedroom :))I should buy fresh flowers more often as they seem to add new energy to my house. Just one or two in a vase can change a dull corner into a intriguing still life. For less then two Euro I have created some lovely arrangements in different corners of my home. In a small vase, floating in a bowl or combined with lychees; Astrantia added spring to my home :)

8 comments:

vineeta said...

I love how lovingly u have photographed these gorgeous flowers! pure eyecandy!

Sas said...

Thank you Vineeta for your warm comment :)

So nice to hear you liked the post, because I really love these lovely little flowers :))

Sas

shelley said...

Oh my gosh - I can't believe my luck in discovering your blog - I came across your pics on Flickr whilst looking at an Indian Bazaar's pics. Orange is my favourite colour!

Sas said...

Welcome Shelley :)

Nice to see you here and to welcome a fellow orange lover :))

Sas

Peggy said...

Sas, you are a painter. You paint lovingly by making the beautiful still-lifes in your home. You paint beautiful imagery with your gentle words. I always get such a warm feeling when visiting your blog.

Sas said...

Oh Peggy what a lovely thing to say :)

Thank you for sharing this, it made me happy :))

Sas

Anonymous said...

Sas, I stumbled upon your blog site today by accident, it must be my lucky day! What an inspiration your site is! I LOVE the colors, the composition and the most beautiful objects d'art around. I am hooked on your site and will be back to visit again. I love to paint and your site just inspired me like none other! Keep up the great work in feasting our eyes!

Sas said...

Thank you for your lovely compliment :)

I am happy my pictures inspire you somehow. It is so wonderful to share creativity :))

Sas