This weekend I was emerged in a bevy of blooms and loved every minute of it! I was so pleased when I was asked to do the flowers for a wedding this weekend. The bride and I had a couple of consultations over the last few months and I designed and planned the following. 22 centerpieces, 6 bouquets, 4 corsages, and a few arrangements for the reception. I miss working with flowers SO much! I really hope to keep getting a random job here and there. Flowers used: coral peonies, white peonies, trick dianthus, protea, babies breathe, freesia, tulips, amazing free spririt roses, hypernicum, and stock.
More More MORE NEW DESIGNS! The first half of the year has been busy busy in the studio cranking out new work. A cherry towel has been on my list for awhile now, and by awhile I mean at least 2 years. What can I say, time flies and I’m only one person. Cherries were a summer staple growing up. We got gobs of them at the farmers market to can and freeze and make into pies. I remember sitting at my grandma’s table pitting them, and dangling the double ones over our ears like earrings. Then there’s Wisconsin, a departure from my usual linocut designs. After making Michigan I got a couple of custom state requests and voila WI was born. I’m not sure how many will develop in this series. It sure is interesting to research each state and fun to incorporate teeny tiny drawings into the design. Both are now available here in my Etsy shop.
It’s amazing just how quickly all the leaves came out and the plants popped up this year. It seems every year we go from when will winter end, to oh it’s 90 out. Not that I’m really complaining about insta summer, but it’s a little disorienting this year. With the nice weather comes one of my favorite activities-gardening. I’ve spent several of the last weekends gardening at the cottage splitting perennials and replanting them and making new garden areas, and of course helping mom get the big veggie garden in. With gardening sometimes comes the occasional poison ivy when you get into certain spots. And a few spots, I’ve got. This color of the month sponsored by green poison ivy!