Category Archives: Flower Purses

Botanical Shoes and Purses at the Dunthorpe Garden Tour

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!  

Botanical Shoes and Purses for ‘Art & Soles’

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 […]

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

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!  

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

"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 […]

Botanical Shoes & Purses at the Benson

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 […]

Peach and Green Botanical Couture

 

Botanical Couture Workshop on June 11, 12, & 13

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 […]

Botanical Couture Workshop on April 9, 10, 11

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 […]

Blackberries!

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  

Eucalyptus Pods & Flowers & Buds

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

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