photo: David Barss
Class size limited to 5 students! Create and keep your designs.
Lunch Noon to 1PM: there is a restaurant nearby or bring your own
Monday, August 12 - Sculptural Beginnings
For Françoise, the Woodlands sprouted from a childhood memory that took a life of its own. Using foliage, bark, berries, seedpods, twigs, mushrooms, herbs and some flowers, we’ll explore how to make woodland bouquets as well as centerpieces. We’ll discuss color, texture, form, ideas and techniques.
photos: Nicole Wickens and Joni Photo
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.
photo: David Barss
This Wedding/Event Workshop is intensive and inspiring, providing insights and techniques developed over many years of European floral design. Classes begin with a lecture and presentation, where your input and questions are welcomed.
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 10, Tuesday June 11, Wednesday June 12
Time: 9am til 4pm (1 hour lunch break)
Where: At Françoise’s Studio
Cost: $900 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due May 27.
For more information, please call 503-236-5829 or check my website
There is only 1 space left for this workshop!
Wedding date: January 27, 2013
Venue: Swedenborgian in San Francisco
Photographer: Summer McCorkle
When Renée contacted me and asked if I would ship a woodland bouquet, along with corsages and boutonniers to San Francisco, it took me a while to agree to make and ship the bouquet overnight: so much could go wrong: from dealing with icy roads and delayed flights to rough hands handling the package or what if the package got lost? I am very glad that I chose to go ahead. My husband did a fabulous job packaging it all and everything arrived intact. As you can read below, Renée was thrilled.
Today I am posting pictures of a few favorite bouquets as part of a progressive post with the Chapel Designers. At the bottom of this post you will find a link to the bouquet posts of many other Chapel Designers. Enjoy!
photo: Jamie Bosworth
hand-tied bouquet with peonies, sweetpeas and alchimella
As kalanchoes are succulents, the flowers hold up super well out of water and they are a great accent in corsages, boutonniers and flower crowns. They look very similar to bouvardia, but come in a much wider color spectrum. This delicate flower also creates a perfect accent in centerpieces.
photo: Becca Dryer
Such a favorite!!!
Checkered lily is a bulbous perennial that is native to river flood plains in Europe where it is frequently seen growing in large colonies. Plants are somewhat dainty in appearance, featuring solitary (less frequently 2-3), drooping, 2” long, bell-shaped flowers which are checkered and veined with reddish-brown, purple, white and gray atop slender stems growing to 15” tall. Blooms in April. Linear, lance-shaped, grass-like green leaves are widely-spaced on the stems (Missouri Botanical Garden)