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.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hitomi Gilliam AIFD and Lois Hiranaga AIFD on Kauai

Hitomi and Lois were on Kauai to present a fabulous design show in late July at the Kauai Beach Resort.  Here are some of their arrangements.

All red columnar arrangement by Hitomi.

Hitomi's angular arrangement.

Hitomi's arrangement with a bit of bling.
Lois Hiranaga's compote.

Hand tied bouquet of mixed temperate and tropical flowers by Lois.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AIFD Symposium 2014, Chicago

I was not able to attend the annual AIFD Symposium this year, but I decided to post some of my favorite designs which I saw on Facebook.

Gorgeous bouquet with matching necklace piece by Tomas De Bruyne for Team Hitomi.

Green Point Nurseries vendor table by Hitomi Gilliam AIFD
Ocean View Flowers vendor table by René van Rems AIFD
Composite lily wedding bouquet by Walter Fedyshyn AIFD

Cascade bouquet by Robert Koene
Arrangement by Hitomi Gilliam AIFD
Amazing lilies on Lily Occasions table by René can Rems AIFD
Lily Occasions table by René van Rems AIFD at Symposium

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

King Kamehameha Day Lei Draping Ceremony


It takes a fire engine to help drape the lei on the King's arms.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell helping to drape lei.

Most of the lei are now draped.  The public donated plumeria when it was announced that the supplier did not have enough plumeria to finish all the lei.

A shot of the crowd watching the ceremony.

One of three statues which was decorated today.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Focus on Design - June 2014

Enjoy this educational video by Flowers&