photo: David Barss
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!
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.
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
I have to admit that I'm a bit obsessed with the botanical shoes these days as I was invited to participate in a 'shoe show' at an Art Gallery next month. Very excited about this!
Lori Eschler Frystack with Blossom Alliance had invited me to teach a wedding/event workshop in her studio in Los Angeles. The experience was fantastic!
She took me bright and early (at 2am) to the flower market on Monday morning, so we could pick the best from the most abundant selection of flowers. I had a hard time grasping the magnitude of that place filled with flowers, plants and hard goods from dozens wholesalers and local growers. By 6:30am we headed back home, with loads of flowers, textures, houseplants and succulents.
On Tuesday Leslie, Kate, Becky and Tara joined us. We discussed business issues the first hour and then the real fun started: after sharing lots of ideas, mechanics and techniques, everyone made a woodland centerpiece. In the afternoon it was time to experiment with a different type of centerpiece.
Thank you Lori for all the pictures!
Feast your eyes!