Creativity Dispels Winter Blahs

February 14th, 2013

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I love the way the bones of my garden are exposed in winter. The beauty of the paths branches and shrubs are highlighted in the cool winter light. Walking down the path to my studio in January felt daunting. I had not worked in the studio for several months and I had no idea where I would go next.

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Then I remembered that I always wanted to play around with the idea of Dutch Tulip vases.

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Tulipiere by Susannah Lints

While fairly uncommon in modernity, during the 17th century tulipieres were common pieces of decorative art that could often be found in the houses of European elites After the advent of large-scale global trade in the 17th century, numerous flowers from Asia such as the tulip, crocus and hyacinth became luxury items in Europe and these cut flowers remained an exotic novelty until the end of the 17th century.

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I had so much fun making these, a little like decorating a cake. I will be previewing some of these along with some bud vases at the upcoming show at the Shop at OCAC 2/21-3/31. Details in my upcoming events.

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4 Responses

  1. Peggy H says:

    Susannah, I really enjoyed this piece of history especially since it was about my husbands homeland!

  2. barbara conyne says:

    very nice. a good way to display tulips.

  3. Robbin says:

    So Cute!!!! I really want to get my behind out in our shop also!! This past year we let life get in the way. We are certainly coming out of it. Our daughter in law to be took the forum about 1 month ago. Brought back some fun memories! Andrew and I have talked about doing the wisdom course again. Hope all is well with your family!
    with love and grace,
    Robbin

  4. Diane Shirley says:

    I really want one of these tulip vases, they are SO cool!

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