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In the interest of a good old extended metaphor, let’s head back to the kitchen. Previously on the blog, I compared floral designers to chefs. Both are artists, both work with perishables, tight timelines, often stressful and seemingly impossible turnarounds, and both have highly specialized tools for their job. First and foremost, the knife.  But […]

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This was a big year and you can see all the amazing events that went down in this recap blog post but today, I am celebrating only of my biggest accomplishments to date…a full year of my Bouquet Bootcamp® Online Course. I have traveled throughout the country teaching for several years; setting up in the […]

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In my recent blog post on my most-beloved design tool, the knife, I drew a lot of comparisons between floral designers and culinary artists. It has me reflecting about my relationship to the kitchen, how my floral design career was born from the food industry, and how full circle life can be. In 2021, Capital […]

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Florists’ Review Magazine is the go-to resource for floral design information, from industry news, to business strategies, to trends,  and I’ve been flipping through these pages my whole twenty-year career, learning, gleaning, and growing. So when they asked me to do a tutorial on my absolute passion, bouquet making in the spiral method, I was […]

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I’m often struck by the similarities between floral design and culinary arts.  As disciplines, they both deal in the creative, expressive, and emotive. Culturally, food and flowers can be celebratory but are also used to bring comfort and express sympathy in harder times. Practically, we source both from the earth and have to juggle performance […]

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Phew! If you follow along with me on social media, you might see it’s been quite the summer. I’m finally home from weeks (…ok, months) of traveling. And while I’m enjoying my own bed for a change, I’m also filled with the satisfaction of time well spent on the road, educating, participating in conferences, and […]

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