“Snow” Create a miniature design using
predominantly white plant material.
Miniature: A diminutive design which, with all
of its components, is not more than 5 inches in
height, width and depth. Often displayed in a niche.
(Please see GCA yellow book.)
FirstBrrrrr! Baby, it’s cold outside!
Lovely rhythm, balance and texture let us feel the wind blowing a spiral of flakes up from the snow. The retro curve of the cyclamen blossom cements the illusion. Selection of contrasting sizes and shapes in plant material brings visual interest to this grouping. The dominance of the design on the vase overwhelms the arrangement.
The placement of roses rhythmically grounds the arrangement while the fine textures above create
their own complimentary movement. The solidity
and height of the glass container creates a disproportionate weight at bottom.
ThirdThe ring of roses compliments the cup’s pattern nicely, giving the arrangement movement through repetition. The break in smaller flowers at top stops the eye and impedes that rhythm.Nice rhythm is created in the repeating curves of the alchemilla stems and cyclamen petals. The glass container is too large in proportion to the floral material.
The placement of the delicate and clean plant material gives interest and movement to this miniature. The size and color of the container are weighty and out of harmony in comparison to the fine white flowers.