Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fresh Blooms Of The Week

Sorry about the horrible photography!

Judge High Floral Class

So, I was asked by a friend of mine to teach a floral design workshop at Judge High this past Monday. I jumped at the opportunity because teaching floral design is one of my favorite things. I have taught flower workshops before but always with adult students. This class was going to be rowdy senior boys and girls. I didn't know what to expect! The class was a huge success and you should have seen some of the arrangements. Gorgeous! We used seeded eucalyptus, myrtle, hot pink spray roses, wax flower, & billy balls. There was a buzz of excitement as I opened all the different wraps of flowers. I think a few of the girls almost fainted!

The students really did pay attention to my instructions, but I made sure they knew there was no right or wrong way to make an arrangement. It's up to you, your creativity and inspiration. So mad at myself that I forgot my camera. The moment will have to live within my memory.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A Taste of Spring

I love going out into the yard to forage for spring blooms. Making quick arrangements with freshly snipped flowers from outside is one of my favorite things to do. You never know what you may find out have to push back the branches and leaves, and get on your knees to find those hidden gems. I have even been known to wonder into the neighbors yard for a sneaky harvest. I have fond memories of being a young girl and going out back and making little flower arrangements for my mom.