Workshops in Burlington, VT (part 1)

About 8 months ago, Jayson Munn invited me to teach a workshop at the wholesaler Green Mountain Florists Supply, Inc in Burlington, VT. One workshop morphed into 3 and last month I spent a delightful week with the nicest group of people! The selection of flowers and textures was fantastic and the display and variety […]

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Woodland/Botanical Couture Workshop in Mexico City

Last year Olympia Frangos, with Allium by  Olympia in Mexico City invited me to teach a woodland/botanical couture workshop in her studio in Mexico City. In February my friend Jo Jarvis and I went down south and we had the best experience teaching 28 very enthusiastic and talented students ; it was my first experience […]

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Spring Flowers for Oregon Art Beat’s Fundraiser ( 2)

Katherine Sealy, with Event Cosmetics, and dA:dA HAIR hosted a fundraiser for OPB’s  Oregon Art Beat this past weekend. Katherine invited me to do the flowers for this special event. Thank you Andie Petkus for the great pictures!

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Spring Flowers for Oregon Art Beat’s Fundraiser ( 1)

Katherine Sealy, with Event Cosmetics, and dA:dA HAIR hosted a fundraiser for OPB’s  Oregon Art Beat this past weekend. Katherine invited me to do the flowers for this special event. Thank you Andie Petkus for the great pictures!

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Video for Wedding/Event Workshop in the Studio on April 6-8

Here are some examples of what you will learn during the 3 day, hands-on wedding/event workshop in the studio. You will learn many new mechanics and techniques, which will allow you to expand your repertoire, so you can offer your clients unique ideas. In the intimate setting of the studio – only 5 students can […]

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Haute Couture Botanique Show

Last fall, photographer Ted Mishima and I decided to do a  show together. We have been collaborating for 4 years on botanical couture photo shoots and we thought it would be fun to showcase his photography and have some models who would showcase botanical headpieces, jewelry, purses and shoes. Mount Burns, owner of St John’s […]

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Gnarled Root Structure with Spring Flowers

A woodland arrangement that I made for a memorial service today. It was several years ago that I bought this gnarled root structure and it was simply perfect for this occasion.

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Bright Spring Flowers and Terra Cotta

A large terra cotta saucer was perfect for this bright spring arrangement made with forsythia, tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, accacia, sandersonia, kalanchoe, succulents, moss and small zucchinis. Photos: Joni Photo

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A Favorite Color Palette

Chartreuse, Chocolate, Burgundy and Butter Yellow: for years this has been a very favorite color palette! Herbs, hops, mini cymbidiums, seedpods, berries, fern curls, chocolate cosmos, scabiosa, caramel antique garden roses Photos: Robbie Augspurger

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Botanical Shoe Embellished with Orchids and Texture

Fallopia foliage covered the outside of this stiletto, while black begonia leaves were glued on the inside. A  few orchids as well as snippets of green blackberries, succulents, kangoroo paws, dill, sedum, penstemon seedpods and grass enhanced the rim of the shoe as well as the heel. You will learn to make your own fairy […]

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