Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 8

The Bouquet-a-Week Project: Week Twenty-Two

One of my personal favorite categories on the Braiden Blossoms website is one I call Floral Color Blocks, for lack of a more imaginative term. Floral Color Blocks are masses of flowers in rectangular shapes  “painted” in the Waterlogue app. To me, they could almost be printed on paper and/or fabric and made into notecards and/or pillowcases. Hey, a girl can dream!

Sometimes I sit and stare at a Floral Color Block, allowing myself to fall into the colors and textures as though they were a soothing visual pillow.

So this week, Week Twenty-Two of the Bouquet-a-Week Project, instead of following my usual formula of purchasing a bouquet at the Pike Place Market and rearranging it using new combinations of flowers, vases, and decorative fillers, I present some of my favorite Floral Color Blocks.

I hope you enjoy these “visual pillows” as much as I do!

Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 1
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 1
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 2
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 2
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 3
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 3
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 4
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 4
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 5
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 5
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 6
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 6
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 7
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 7
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 8
Week Twenty-Two: Floral Color Block 8
Week Twenty-One: Formal Flowers at The Savoy 4

The Bouquet-a-Week Project: Week Twenty-One

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been editing the photos from our recent cruise and really enjoying spending quality time with the 1,758 images I captured. I took 945 in the British Isles and 813 in Iceland, so there is plenty to work with! In that vein, during Week Twenty-One I wanted to take a break from the official Bouquet-a-Week Project concept (rearranging Pike Place Market bouquets) and instead share some of my favorite trip photos with you.

We spent a couple of days at the venerable Savoy Hotel in London before our cruise departed from Dover. The Savoy is within easy walking distance of Covent Garden, a photographer’s dream (the perfect place to snap trip photos!) thanks to numerous outdoor vendors, entertainers, restaurants, and happy visitors that frequent the place.

I took two floral-related shots, then “painted” them using the Waterlogue app.

Week Twenty-One: Covent Garden Sign and Flowers
Week Twenty-One: Covent Garden Sign and Flowers
Week Twenty-One: Covent Garden Flower Cart
Week Twenty-One: Covent Garden Flower Cart

The lobby of The Savoy boasts towering formal flower arrangement. They are simply breathtaking for the sheer number of blossoms and their unparalleled beauty. So veddy, veddy British!

Even if you aren’t staying in the hotel, it is worth a visit just to get a gander at The Savoy lobby’s bounteous bouquets, all of which offer intriguing possibilities for trip photos.

Below are several different images “painted” in the four modes of the Waterlogue app that I like to work in–Natural, Vibrant, Bold, and Color Bloom.

Which one(s) you like best?!?! I’d love to know.

Week Twenty-One: Formal Flowers at The Savoy
Week Twenty-One: Formal Flowers at The Savoy
Week Twenty-One: Formal Flowers at The Savoy 2
Week Twenty-One: Formal Flowers at The Savoy 2
Week Twenty-One: Formal Flowers at The Savoy 3
Week Twenty-One: Formal Flowers at The Savoy 3
Week Twenty-One: Formal Flowers at The Savoy 4
Week Twenty-One: Formal Flowers at The Savoy 4
Week Twenty-One: Pretty in Peach Flowers at The Savoy
Week Twenty-One: Pretty in Peach Flowers at The Savoy
Week Twenty-One: Orchids in a Formal Arrangement at The Savoy
Week Twenty-One: Orchids in a Formal Arrangement at The Savoy
Color Block Two

The Bouquet-a-Week Project: Week Sixteen

This week, instead of posting Pike Place Market flowers “painted” using the Waterlogue app, we are taking a bit of a diversion to display what I refer to as “Color Blocks.” Color Blocks are portions of formal flower arrangements that I photograph, then “paint” in Waterlogue.

I find these formal flower arrangements at my health club, where I work out twice a week. But you can find similar formal flower arrangements in office and hotel lobbies, flower shops, and perhaps even in your own home (if you’re lucky!).

If the half-dozen images that follow resonate with you, you can find more in the Color Blocks section of this website.

Color Block One
Color Block One
Color Block Two
Color Block Two
Color Block Three
Color Block Three
Color Block Four
Color Block Four
Color Block Five
Color Block Five
Color Block Six
Color Block Six