This is a picture of the beautiful Kasia who got married on Saturday at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington. I worked on this wedding with my friend Terry who made this wonderful peony and ranuculus bouquet.
I made this little piece at a meeting of my independent floral designers group (IFDA). We had a workshop in which each of us got a slip of paper with instructions to make a specific piece within a specific price range. My instructions were to make an arrangement to be given to a new hire (a man) for his desk, something zen and masculine for the retail cost of $75. I came up with this - gold cymbidium orchids within a red twig dogwood framework, with some chartreuse moss, stones and a burgandy grass. It was a fun exercise.
Today I delivered 23 little arrangements: a horsetail background, tropical leaf and orchids and seeded eucalyptus in front on most and the addition of a calla leaf and brunia berries in a few others. These went to Matisse Restaurant as favors for a thank you luncheon. On the way I passed a riotous front yard on Fessenden St. with lots of great art. Such fun to see. One of the perks of driving around making deliveries.