Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun shoot

Nicole Seu of Design3511 wanted to practice with a fancy camera so I volunteered to muster up a few wedding bouquets for her to shoot.  Mahalo Nicole for those gorgeous shots!

Eucalyptus collared bouquet with roses, carnations, iridescent viburnum berries and wax flower.



Black and white pearls and crystals surround this bouquet of delphinium, roses, carnations, wax flower and viburnum berries.


Leaf covered handle below the wire collar.

Eucalyptus leaf container holds a mini bouquet of roses.  These may be grouped to create a centerpiece or used separately as accent pieces.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Francoise Weeks Maui Woodland Workshop Oct. 2014


The theme was "Woodland" and we had a fun time creating several designs using local and non-local productFrançoise introduced us to new ways of using materials.  Lisa Almeida of Blossoms Hawaii, Maui was our host.

Woodland arrangements.
Angela DeCoite's bridal bouquet.

 Back and sideview of Angela's bouquet.

Erica Rasmussen's bridal bouquet.


Handle treatment for Erica's bouquet.

Deb's Woodland bouquet.
Handle treatment for Deb's bouquet.
Different style using a wire collar.  Lois Hiranaga's bouquet.
Deb's collared bouquet.


Botanical purses.
Francoise with our purses.
Erica with her headpiece.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fundamental Mechanics and Techniques with Hitomi Gilliam AIFD in Honolulu


Hitomi working on a midollino armature.


Midollino and acrylic base before adding the flora.

Study in angles.

Class projects.