My Adventures

Come with Me on My Journey

People often ask me “Where do you get your ideas?”  and my reply is “Which myriad of ideas should I use!”  So come with me with me on what I call “my floral adventures” which are an ever changing parade of new design experiments. The best part of floral adventures is friends who share the same passion for flowers.

Each season brings a renewed look at what’s growing and available for floral designs. New inspiration comes from study, travel and working with other designers. In My Adventures I’ll share with you my take on the latest in floral design.

ART NOUVEAU – INSPIRATION FROM THE NATURAL WORLD

ART NOUVEAU – INSPIRATION FROM THE NATURAL WORLD

August brings the OFAD Organization of Floral Art Designers symposium and I am honored to be part of a team of talented floral design presenters. Each of us prepares and presents a two-hour demonstration and a series of workshops are also available. My part in the...

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Visiting NYC—A Flower Happening!

Visiting NYC—A Flower Happening!

This past month I have had several opportunities to visit New York City and have found lots of floral excitement. The Museum of Arts and Design madmuseum.com curated a Floral Craft event featuring floral designers from across the country, several who have stared in...

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Wabi Sabi  —   A Garden Club of America flower show

Wabi Sabi  —   A Garden Club of America flower show

Presented by Huntingdon Valley Garden Club and Wissahickon Garden Club On May 5, two local garden clubs hosted a Garden Club of American flower show. The purpose of a flower show is threefold: to set standards of artistic and horticultural excellence; to broaden...

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The Flower Column

The Flower Column

At Longwood Gardens in our Advanced 1 class we have a lesson on structures and create a flower column with orchids. Equipment to create the wire structure includes: glass vase, 4” plastic tubes, uGlu dashes, bind wire, floral cold glue, and water wash bottle for...

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ART IN BLOOM | BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ART IN BLOOM | BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The floral design program at Bucks County Community College staged an impressive flower show that welcomed the thoughts of spring with myriads of beautiful flowers and cutting-edge designs. An archway of primary colors gave viewers a welcoming walk through a floral...

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THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN —LINE

THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN —LINE

THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN Last month I wrote about “light” as an element of design.  The elements of design are the physical properties that may be seen, touched, or smelled----light, color, line, form, size, space, texture, and fragrance.  For February I am going to...

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THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN

These dark January days make me think of the element of design ‘Light.”  The elements of design are the physical properties that may be seen, touched, or smelled----light, color, line, form, size, space, texture, and fragrance. LIGHT Light is essential for vision. ...

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Evergreens for the Season

Evergreens for the Season

Chilly December days have us spending more time indoors looking out and wanting to fill our homes with greens and flowers. This is a good time to focus floral designs on lots of long-lasting evergreen foliage and add just a few flowers, berries, and accents.Foraging...

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Pumpkins- Inspiration for the Season

Pumpkins- Inspiration for the Season

November brings Thanksgiving and time for pumpkins. All around us there are pumpkin displays, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pastries, and pumpkin pies. Although I am not a fan of pumpkin latte, I am totally entranced with the magical pumpkin interpretations of the artist...

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A salute to trees—flowers and branches

A salute to trees—flowers and branches

“If flowers bring us joy, trees give us strength”October in Pennsylvania reminds to look up and enjoy the changing colors of nature.  All around us deciduous trees are turning tones and shades of red, orange, and yellow and giving us a last burst of color before they...

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