Thursday, July 24, 2008

Succulents and Random-ness



Succulents are my favorite plants, I have several varieties and have no idea of what their official names are. I just find them at shops or sometimes pinch off a cutting when out on a walk. However I may now be able to learn the names of my plants because yesterday, while reading Poppytalk, I came across a ceramic artist, Michael McDowell. He recommended this succulent and cactus web-retailer, gosucculent.com. If you get a chance, check out the great selection offered by the succelent retailer, and especially the Favela stacking vases by McDowell. I love the strong geometric patterns of these square vases...

With the weekend coming up I have been thinking about how to spend it. This week has been such a roller coaster with work and life, I am looking forward to it already! Sleeping in one morning and having a yummy slow-paced brunch with juice, rolls, and maybe some homemade granola. With only one more full work day until the weekend, have a great evening and may your Friday be productive and your weekend full of zest.

8 comments:

Julie said...

Hello! I stumbled into your blog and just wanted to say I too, love succulents! I looked at several of you art works, and they are so wonderful. I have always loved still lives of fruit...particularly citrus! Something about the cheery colors and the white pith inside! LOL. Just wanted to say hi, and also tell you how amazing you are to accomplish all that you do in a days time...and with ZEST! :)

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Hi Liz! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your work and you live in my area - when I am in the US, that is! I just added you in my list of blogs, thanks!

S.M. Sedwick said...

I, too am a succulent nut - but my plant obsession definitely doesn't stop there! If you want a great website for succulents, try cactuslimon.com. Enjoy your weekend!

E. Floyd said...

I am so happy to learn of other succulent lovers!

Julie - thanks for dropping by, I really like your blog and have subscribed to it via a RSS reader

Theresa - whenever you are in the DC area, drop me a line... I am originally from Texas, however I love living in the DC area and never want to leave...

Sarah - that is a great link you provided! I have bookmarked it as well for future browsing!

Have a great weekend!

colette rose said...

that sounds like an ideal weekend :)
xo

E. Floyd said...

Yes, my weekend was a wonderful on... a lot of enjoying life went on :)

essayer said...

Hi there, just wanted to say how lovely your work is..! Your discriptions on the techniques,and reasons behind your choices make for an engrossing read.. You should write a book too!..
mmm.. and I think thats an aloe vera plant isn't it?...

E. Floyd said...

Hi Essayer,

Thanks for the kind words! I am glad you like the descriptions, I find it helps me think through the process and reflect upon why I made specific choices.

You are correct, it is a type of aloe vera, I just do not know the specific kind. The thorns have a poison that if they break off under your skin you get a small inflamation and infection that is greater than just getting a splinter. Repotting is a challenge with this plant!