April 27, 2009

eggplant hyacinths

Here's one of the first arrangements to go out the door! Yay for echeveria, one of my favorite succulents. The arrangement also includes banksia, tulips, hyacinth, ti leaves and grevillia foliage.

April 25, 2009

pollen floral art is back in austin

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you guys know that I'll be re-opening Pollen in Austin. So far it's kind of a 'soft-opening', just putting the word out that I'm back in town and that I am accepting weddings, events, weekly accounts, and delivered arrangements. Check out the Pollen website to see some past work... but there's so much more I've done in the past couple years that hasn't made it on there. If you'd like to place an order or set up a consultation, email me!

And on another note, thank you to all the amazing readers who have made this blog a pleasure to write. Crosspollination has had over 10,000 visitors and over 20,000 page views so far. Thanks for your support!

April 24, 2009

flora grubb interview on design*sponge

I'd heard about Flora Grubb, but didn't know anything about her... now I just want to live at her shop. Wow! Run over to Design*Sponge's guest blog and read it all.

Love this vertical wall of succulents. Wonder how much that would cost? Hmmmm.

April 19, 2009

succulent wreaths with mom

Thanks for being patient while I got over my jetlag and re-integrated into life in the States. Last week I took the train (who knew Amtrak was so convenient?) up to Fort Worth to see my parents, and I got to do some projects with my mom. We made these awesome succulent wreaths from a wire wreath form, different kinds of moss and succulents, held together with fishing line and wire moss pins. They were so easy! I give my mom all the credit for picking out good succulents :).

tim and lauren in weddings mag

I'm so glad MSWeddings chose Lauren's beautiful wedding to feature in their spring issue. Lauren has been my best friend for over 10 years, and her wedding was the most amazingly planned and executed event I've been to. And I had a blast (after the stress of getting the flowers set up was over)! I had some awesome help from our mutual friend Nicole, and lots of Lauren's other talented friends contributed by making the cake topper, decorating the get-away bike and doing lots of other important tasks. Getting to spend some time in New Orleans, a city I'd only visited once, was also very special, and gave me new insights into the bride and groom, who both grew up there. It was truly a magical night filled with magical people. Thanks Lauren!

April 3, 2009

the word on the street...

is that the Spring MSWeddings is out (thanks Chelsea)! I'll be running for the bookstore as I step off the plane in LA, as it's not sold here.

the person behind the blog

I've often wondered what the people behind some of my favorite blogs are really like. You know, in their everyday lives that are not captured in their blog-related images and text. I've been so immersed lately in trying to live my non-blog life, to soak up and savor my last few weeks in New Zealand, that I just haven't felt much like posting. So, here's a few images of what I've been up to... canoodling with my honey in the far north of New Zealand's North Island. The top image was snapped by K at Pakiri, one of the East Coast beaches he visits regularly. K's a dedicated surfer, that's him riding a nice wave in the middle image.

After living north of Auckland for almost 2 and a half years, our lives will soon be very different. I'll be re-establishing Pollen in Austin (more on this soon!), and our time in NZ will feel like a strangely long vacation. There are plenty of things that I'll miss about life in NZ, but I won't miss that pit-of-the-stomach feeling that I don't fit in here, that I belong in Austin. Things have changed quite a bit since we left the US-politically, financially, and emotionally-and I am so ready to be back within hugging distance of my friends and family. It feels like a dream really.