Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Roses and Garden Hellebores

These hellebores from my garden are the perfect pairing with these coral pink roses. I did add a small plum branch for a little more texture. Just be careful when you bring these in from your garden as sometimes they shed their stamens, but it's so worth it because they can last almost three weeks!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Modern Baby Flowers

I had so much fun creating this floral design for some "new modern parents"! I used some red gerbera daisies, green kermit mums, reindeer moss and a variegated flax leaf. My client wanted something fun, modern and for a boy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tomas De Bruyne in Victoria

This past week I went to a lecture by world renowned Belgian floral designer Tomas De Bruyne. His work is quite unique as it is common for him to use planks of wood, screws, yarn and other unusual materials and techniques. I found him inspiring! Being a new floral designer I often get scared of going too far "outside the box" in fear of how people will respond. But listening to Tomas speak, he made me realize many people want creative design. Unfortunately, his pieces were very hard to view during the lecture unless you were in the front few rows. Tomas himself was quite funny and had me laughing numerous times. The designs were put on display after the lecture and I got a few shots with my iphone, so forgive the quality please.

To view more of Tomas De Bruyne's work please visit his website at www.tomasdebruyne.com