Archive for the ‘Flower Purses’ Category

Botanical Shoes and Purses at the Dunthorpe Garden Tour

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

In celebration of the Riverdale School District's 125th anniversary, the Dunthorpe Garden Tour was organized on May 4th. Co-chair Holly invited me to showcase some botanical shoes and purses at the event, an opportunity that I very much appreciated.

My friend Joni photographed the shoes and purses at my studio. Thank you Joni!

 

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Botanical Shoes and Purses for ‘Art & Soles’

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Yesterday I posted pictures of the silk botanical shoes as well as images of the work of other artists at the 'Art & Sole' show this month at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.

A huge thank you to my friend Joni who came to the studio last Thursday to photograph the botanical shoes and purses that I made for the opning night last Friday.

 

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“The Power of the Purse” Fundraiser at the Portland Art Museum (part 2)

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Last week you saw part 1 of the flower purses that I did for the Fundraiser "The Power of the Purse" at the Portland Art Museum.  Here is part 2.

Thank you Joni Shimabukuro for the fabulous pictures!

 

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“The Power of the Purse” Fundraiser at the Portland Art Museum (part 1)

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

"The Power of the Purse" fundraising dinner at the Portland Art Museum on March 8th was a benefit for GirlsInc. The  mission of this incredible organization  is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

Cindy Thompson  Event Productions explains what the fundraising dinner is about: "The Power of the Purse is not your standard fundraising dinner. In the months prior the event, Portland's most notable leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists worked with local purse designers creating the handbag of their dreams.
Each piece was a unique work of art that was auctioned off during a live fashion show showcasing the fabulous handbags, the creative individuals who inspired their design, and the bright stars of the evening-Girls Inc. girls The Power of the Purse auction and dinner raises money to support Girls Inc., Portland's local non-profit that supports girls in need to recognize their potential, honor their resiliency, and believe in themselves."

Cindy asked if I could donate flower purses for the bistro tables; it was my pleasure to be able to contribute to this event.

A huge thank you to Joni Shimabukuro for the pictures!

 

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Botanical Shoes & Purses at the Benson

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Last month I participated in a bridal show at the Benson Hotel. The Wedding Experience  was a luxurious mock wedding,  produced by Simon and Megan Blanco.

The botanical shoes and purses decorated the bistro tables for the cocktail hour. Next week I will post images of the flower towers and the log arrangement.

A huge thank you for these great pictures  to Mario with Falcusan Photography

 

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Peach and Green Botanical Couture

Monday, June 4th, 2012

botanical shoe with club moss, blueberreis, kalanchoe, tillandsia,succulents, rose, grevillia, Françoise Weeks

botanical shoe with club moss, blueberries, kalanchoe, tillandsia,succulents, rose, grevillia,1, Françoise Weeks

botanical shoe with club moss, blueberries, kalanchoe, tillandsia,succulents, rose, grevillia,2, Françoise Weeks

 

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Botanical Couture Workshop on June 11, 12, & 13

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

photos: Elijah Park, Joni Shimabukuro, Ted Mishima

In this new workshop on Botanical Couture  you will learn the mechanics behind creating sumptuous designs that mimic objects in our everyday lives. Ornate purses, shoes and headpieces will expand the way you think about flowers! Françoise shares the techniques she has honed in the creation of these beautifully-crafted floral designs. To stand alone as centerpieces or to be worn as an elegant fashion statement, these couture pieces delight and amuse.

This class offers practical, hands-on experience that will further develop your own skills and repertoire and increase your confidence to think outside the box. After a demonstration of floral techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces. You will hone your artistic talents, and will be encouraged to listen to your intuition and further your own vision. Classes are limited to five students to ensure valuable individual attention.

Dates: Monday June 11, Tuesday June 12  and Wednesday June 13

Time: 9am til 4pm (1 hour lunch break)

Where: At Françoise’s Studio

Cost: $1,100 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due May 28.

For more information, please call 503-236-5829 or check my website

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Botanical Couture Workshop on April 9, 10, 11

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

photos: Elijah Park, Joni Shimabukuro, Ted Mishima

In this new workshop on Botanical Couture  you will learn the mechanics behind creating sumptuous designs that mimic objects in our everyday lives. Ornate purses, shoes and headpieces will expand the way you think about flowers! Françoise shares the techniques she has honed in the creation of these beautifully-crafted floral designs. To stand alone as centerpieces or to be worn as an elegant fashion statement, these couture pieces delight and amuse.

This class offers practical, hands-on experience that will further develop your own skills and repertoire and increase your confidence to think outside the box. After a demonstration of floral techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces. You will hone your artistic talents, and will be encouraged to listen to your intuition and further your own vision. Classes are limited to five students to ensure valuable individual attention.

Dates: Monday April 9, Tuesday April 10 and Wednesday April 11

Time: 9am til 4pm (1 hour lunch break)

Where: At Françoise’s Studio

Cost: $1,100 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due March 26

For more information, please call 503-236-5829 or check my website

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Blackberries!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

A favorite texture! A few years ago, one of the local flower growers started growing thornless blackberry shrubs – What a treat that was!

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

 

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Eucalyptus Pods & Flowers & Buds

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Imagine that when the exquisite textured little orange cap drops, a brilliant yellow feathery blossom appears. One of my favorites!

 

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