Video for the Workshop in England on May 14 & 15

Here are some examples of what you will learn during the 2 day, hands-on woodland/ botanical couture/wedding workshop at the Sid Valley Hotel in Devon, England hosted  by The Academy of Floral Art Check out here what students have to say about their experience at the workshops.

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Video for the workshop in England on May 22 & 23

Here are some examples of what you will learn during the 2 day, hands-on botanical couture/wedding workshop at the studio of Claire Cowling with Thrive Floristry in Bury St Edmunds in England. Check out here what students have to say about their experience at the workshops.

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Botanical Jewelry for the Bridal Party (part 2)

A few weeks ago we did a blog post about offering flower jewelry as an alternative to corsages.  Rings were the focus; today we will show some examples for botanical earrings. You can find a great selection of inexpensive earrings at bead stores and embellish them with flowers and textures. It’s a super fun project!

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Log Arrangement for Demo at Florabundance Design Days

Here are some pictures of the log arrangement that served as the demo piece for the class that I taught at Florabundance , earlier this month. The selection of textures and flowers were fantastic! More on the workshop later this week.

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Woodland Bouquet with Spring Flowers

Last week I made this woodland bouquet as a demo piece for the wedding workshop in the studio.

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Botanical Shoe and Purse with Phalaenopsis and Texture

The miniature phalaenopsis were the perfect long lasting flower to complement all the textures. The sides of the shoe were covered with club moss, the sole with cyclamen and the heel with dreacena  and cyclamen leaves – succulent leaves covered the inside of the shoe. The purse was decorated with succulents, hellebore, hypericum viburnum and […]

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LIBETbl Magazine

Last fall, a Russian magazine LIBETbl asked to send some images of woodlands and botanical couture. The magazine was published this month. The design on the cover: designer and photographer unknown Photography: Ted Mishima

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Nacre – Spring Issue

It was such a thrill when Nacre, a beautiful French flower magazine, contacted me to request images for their spring issue. And it was such a delightful surprise when they chose this image of a botanical headpiece for the cover . Thank you Sarah Pardini for modeling and Ted Mishima for the wonderful image!  

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Woodland Table Arrangement with Early Spring Flowers

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Structural Woodland Arrangement

Yesterday I posted pictures of one of the arrangements that Oregon Bride Magazine  had ordered for their booth for the Portland Bridal Show this weekend. The  structural arrangement that we created was inspired by the design on the cover of the brilliant book: Botanical Art: For Your Eyes Only, by Jo Jarvis and Sarah Horne. […]

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