Wednesday, March 25, 2015

50 Shades of Grey by Tom Bowling AIFD PFCI

I wanted to share a great article by Tom Bowling AIFD CFD PFCI which was in Florabundance's weekly blog.  It is an informative article on the color "grey" and I'd love to share it with you.  Thank you to Joost Bongaerts, President/Owner of Florabundance for letting me post it.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Western Flower Arranging Intermediate Class @ Honolulu Museum of Art

Western Flower Arranging: Intermediate • 151W113

Class :

Western Flower Arranging: Intermediate • 151W113

Class Date :

February 23 - March 3, 2015

Meeting Times :

Mon 6-8pm

Class Location :

Room 202 @ Honolulu Museum of Art

Instructor :

Deb Di Bella AIFD

Class Size :

9 spaces remain

Price :

$215.00


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About this Class:

Workshop / 5 sessions / $215 / Room 202 / Mon 6-8pm / Feb 23-March 30
No class March 16
Continue the exploration of Western floral design styles.  Students utilize contemporary floral accessories to create wedding bouquets, centerpieces, tropical arrangements and more.  Proper care and handling, and the principles of design will be stressed. Previous experience is desirable but not necessary.
ARRANGEMENT BY INSTRUCTOR / DEB DI BELLA AIFD

Friday, February 13, 2015

Flowerwild Workshops continued. Part II

Day two was about bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and flower crowns.  The day began with Kate showing us how to make a hand-tied bouquet using the lacing technique.

Kate demonstrating the lacing technique.
We were all surprised with the gorgeous Abby as our model.  Lois Hiranaga AIFD did this colorful bouquet.



Corbin shooting our bouquets.





My bouquet perfumed with the most incredible Japanese sweet peas, ranunculus, anemones, roses, unusually colored lisianthus and phalaenopsis.
I loved making this romantic bouquet and was so busy taking photos of it that I did not do the boutonniere or corsage.  Thank you Kate and the Flowerwild team for a wonderful experience!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Flowerwild workshops, Los Angeles, CA. Jan. 29-30, 2015 Pt. I

For two days, Kate Holt of Flowerwild and her merry crew showed us an exquisite time in Los Angeles.  The fabulous Corbin Gurkin was there photographing our work the entire time that we were there.  I'd like to share some of the pictures which I took during this enjoyable experience.

Our studio

Great lounge area for chatting.

Kate offered us fabulous blooms from all over the world, some of which I had never seen before.

Incredible Japanese ranunculus!!





Corbin shooting my large arrangement.
Kate styling for the next shoot.






Our delicious breakfast!
Lunch was a feast for the eyes.  So pretty that I didn't want to eat it!

My conpote waiting to be shot by Corbin.


Corbin shooting my compote.






Lois' compote

Saturday, February 7, 2015

2015 Punahou Carnival Haku


Sue and Cory making their haku for carnival.  This was Sue's first head lei!

Amanda working on a bright head lei.

My "earthy" haku in greens and browns (Marsala) with hints of reds (Burgundy) and oranges.

The pan full of goodies.

Brightly colored haku.


Pastels of pinks and purples with silver highlights.

And the sign says it all.  They sold out by noon on the first day...I hope they were able to make more for Saturday!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Punahou Carnival 2015

Dusk is falling at the 2015 Punahou Carnival.

Malasada Ewa line is not too long!

Hawaiian plate in the cafeteria with entertainment.

Tropical flower arrangements for sale in Pa'ani tent.