December 23, 2010

early december floral class at sabia

We had such a fun class on December 5th at Sabia! Students picked out flowers at the wholesaler to make a hand-tied bouquet- everyone's turned out wonderful. Then we made arrangements in urns... check back for more classes in 2011. Happy Holidays!

December 11, 2010

howl store opening

Howl, who's tagline is Fearless Home Fashion, just opened a retail store on Lamar here in Austin. Barry and Kim Jelinski have put together a wonderfully odd and authentic collection of pieces, both found and fabricated. I did a few arrangements for their opening party, but was too tired to actually attend it! Notice the taxidermied mouse in the maze coffeetable above...

Eagle on loan from Uncommon Objects; I like it so much it might find a permanent nest as a light fixture in my home.

Images below of a shell encrusted armoir created by Howl.

November 29, 2010

visual art center opening at ut

I went to school in this building for 4 years. Four years of critiques and friends and inside jokes. A dark, awkward, uninviting building, which has now undergone a tremendous renovation at the hands of Lake/Flato Architects. The art building at UT is now something inspiring. I am so pleased I was able to do the flowers for the opening of the new Visual Arts Center.

November 27, 2010

cranberry, orange, hot pink and green wedding

I'll give you a little sneak peak of the wedding we did at Kali Kate last weekend. Suzi took some images of the bouquets, centerpieces and other details for me, so I can't wait to see what she captured... I loved working with this family, they really gave me free reign to create some amazing details.

November 26, 2010

flowers for monet's birthday party

How often do you get to do flowers for a great painter's birthday? Well, since the Blanton was throwing Monet a party, I got to do the flowers! Vintage containers filled with lavender, pincushions, hydrangea, ranunculus, anemones, pieris and moss. It wouldn't be complete without snail shells and vintage artist's pigment vials.

November 24, 2010

purple, pink and white thanksgiving

A fun new client asked me to fill her containers with flowers for Thanksgiving. I used some of the most beautiful garden roses-Baronesse and Piano-along with white peonies, antiqued hydrangea, Pink Tiger and purple mokara orchids, and pieris. The light in her house is amazing! Can I shoot all my arrangements there?