Sunday, June 16, 2013

Floral 101

Hey, it's me! As predicted in my last post, I have been enjoying my sweet baby girl rather than updating here. However, currently I am feeling more settled in and have big plans for this blog. I have lots of shoots to post; a new logo and even a new look coming to the blog and my website. These changes are not happening over night, but should start appearing in the next few weeks.

Today I want to share some images from a floral class I am taking and LOVING! The course is taught entirely online by the very talented, Chelsea Fuss through Nicole's Classes.

Since becoming a homeowner, I knew that I wanted to bring our garden indoors. The previous owners set some good groundwork by planting roses and other flowers. Those paired with a few of mine have allowed me to carry out my assignments with very few purchases.

I am entering week three of the four week course and so far we have learned about: choosing and conditioning flowers, what tools to use, how to create a hand-tied bouquet, packaging, and most recently, how to create a wild English arrangement. I am quickly becoming obsessed with flowers and have to restrain myself when passing beautiful gardens. It's just too tempting to clip a few for my next arrangement ;)

Week One: A Hand-tied Bouquet

back view

Week Two: Wild English Arrangement

side view


Anna Harrison said...

I don't know what I'm more jealous about. Your photos, your arranging skills, or the flowers from your yard!

Elissa Stewart said...

You are a natural. Does this mean you're going to do the flowers and the photography at my wedding? And you're a good cook, so you might as well do that. Hmmm. I might just have you stand in as the bride as well.