The Earth Laughs In Flowers

Or at least that’s what the technicolor poster in our apartment in India said….

True or not, I sure am crazy about flowers!

I love for people to smile and be happy (Bobby McFerrin was my jam when I was a kiddo).

I adore how a bunch of beautiful blooms can brighten up someone’s day and lift their spirits almost instantly. Everyone loves receiving flowers, right? That’s why it became clear to me, after the endeavor of DIYing the flowers for my wedding last year, that I want to be in the floral business. Why not make a career out of making people smile?

Being a florist requires a lot of hard work, creativity, adaptability, inspiration and passion. I may lack many things in life (logical organization skills, great handwriting, innate tidiness, comprehension of numbers, just to a name a few…), but these aforementioned requirements of floristry are actually all qualities that I possess.

Last week I completed an intensive course in floral design. It was incredibly fun, educational and eye-opening. I’ve always loved arranging flowers, but I had no idea how much there was to learn about it. It’s truly an art.

I love being crafty and making messes, but working with flowers took my creative streak to a whole new level because it’s designing and building with a living medium. I am completely jazzed these days on playing with the different colors, compositions and textures of plants.

I’m still just in the early stages of communication with a few different flower shops and design studios, but I know something great will appear to help me gain more experience in this field. I’ll keep you posted!

For now, here are just a few snapshots of arrangements I created while in school over the past month.

Enjoy!

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Love and Blessings!

Frances

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