There are some folks whose heart you touch.....and then, in the simplest of ways...know just when to touch yours back. When that happens, it just plain gets you through the day.
Once and again, out of the blue, someone sends me flowers. We all enjoy them here in the office. When they start to 'depart', I like to see what will happen if they just go their own way. I don't just automatically pitch them unless I already know they are the sort of flower that probably won't dry unless I press them.
Pressing flowers is great, but I just don't have time. So....
Usually I just try and let them dry in the standing water til it's all evaporated, and their colors have intensified, edges ruffled, and they are quite nicely preserved.
This bouquet did amazingly well! Beautiful pink roses and pale green hydrangeas, my favorite comfort colors.
How DID my friend know?
I continue to enjoy them just as they are.
Another bouquet that preserved nicely was the amazing arrangement that the attendees of our workshop last May brought to me, at the event:
There are alot of miniature roses and preserved greenery in this large vase. When it started to go, I simply placed it in a deep windowsill in a sunny window.
This material is PERFECT for embedding in resin.
By the way.....have you seen artist Oksana Bell's work?
Let me turn you on to some of the best resin embedding work I have ever seen:
For a fact, Oksana has a singular talent.
I'll use some of my drieds to make some easy-peasy pendants this winter. Our bezels and mounts are perfect for that, and we sell some cab molds at B'sue Boutiques that will work out for some of the material, too:
These are simple to use and faves:
Great for putting in bits and pieces, I like also to embed small shavings from the drill, tiny jumprings, odd bits, and itsy bitsy watch parts.
These botannicals will trump all of those things, though....if I can get the hang of it!