Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Finished Christmas Arrangements

Sorry I have been missing in action - there has been a lot of work going on in the studio! Here are a couple of finished arrangements made with hand-designed flowers (DecoClay), some very realistic looking greenery (from Michaels) and some ceramic latte and compote bowls - very elegant pieces for Christmas! Another fashionable look for the holidays is to wear a clay hair flower with an updo - I have recently delivered an assortment of hair flowers to a local hair salon...gardenias and orchids!
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with one of Toronto's Best Wedding Planners - more to come on that later.
In the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of meeting a young couple who will be getting married in the summer of 2009 and another couple who are planning a destination wedding for late spring 2010. As their invitation designs come along, I may post them (with permission). If you are recently engaged - Congratulations! I am booking appointments for 2009 or 2010 wedding invitations and flower arrangements.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Work in Progress

This week I have been busy making some festive holiday clay flowers!

Christmas-white amaryllis (still needs centers), deep red roses, holiday red poinsettias as well as some elegant off-white gardenias. As I laid them out on the worktable today with some of the ornamental fillers, cranberry red bowl and life-like greenery garland, they took on a very pleasing Christmas look - so I had to take a photo. It is very cold here today, but the sunshine is gleaming in - perfect for taking some good, detailed photos!

This is certainly not a finished piece, but often my customers ask where I get my inspiration for design. Here is a perfect example of 'work in progress' whereby I look at the pieces (of paper, ribbon or clay) and they somehow magically seem to configure themselves. I will finish up some arrangements and post them...as soon as they are ready 'for their close-up'!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My First Blog - Hello World!

Hello Everyone! Finally! I have decided to join the "blogging world" to share new designs and product previews with you. I hope you will check back often to view some of the new things that are be produced in the studio.