Dutch Flowers

Sep 13, 2017 | Flowers, Inspiration, Travels

I verily happily found myself putting together a bouquet for a dear friend in Amsterdam recently. Choosing flowers for an arrangement is like picking a palette and brushes for a painting; the elements and instruments used to create a whole. On this particular day, I was inspired by still lifes of flowers by the Dutch ...

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Star Flowers

Sep 6, 2017 | Flowers, Inspiration, Nature

A few “Night Sky” Petunias. A flower I love because of the way it evokes the cosmos and provides us with diurnal stars. These are from a friend’s garden in Breukelen, Holland.

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Designs for Interiors, Part 3.

Mar 16, 2016 | Artwork, Design, Flowers, Italy, Portfolio

Here is the final group of original illustrations I recently did for Rome-based interior designer Arlene Gibbs . In some of my drawings I wanted to reference Rome but for the remaining pieces I needed to make, I returned to a constant favorite: flowers. So here are a few simple still lifes I created to complement ...

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Japan

Have you ever traveled to a place that made you feel like you’ve been given a new set of eyes ?, Or which proved that sometimes things can actually be as beautiful as you thought they would be ? That’s how I felt when my husband and I spent two weeks in Japan this past ...

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Rome’s Giardino delle Rose

Sep 28, 2014 | Flowers, Italy

I took this photo in a place I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time. It’s the Roseto di Roma or  Rome’s Giardino delle Rose. It’s a garden here in Rome that is home to 1,100 varieties of roses. It’s only open in the Spring and it’s always best to double check opening hours and ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 4

Jul 17, 2014 | Flowers

A Month of Flowers, Part 4, includes one design that is composed entirely of dead flowers. I’ve always had a fascination with dried flowers and find them to be really beautiful in their own right.  The idea of experimenting with dried flowers has interested me for some time now and I’d like to continue to ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 3

Jul 16, 2014 | Flowers

Here we are at part 3 of my month of flowers. I’ve continued with the themes I mentioned in previous posts, such as combining wild flowers with cultivated ones, but I’ve also been really attracted to combining different textures and playing with how to tie them together with the rest of the elements in an ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 2

Jul 15, 2014 | Flowers

Here is the second group of floral arrangements I wanted to share from my month of flowers. I’ve been playing around with the ways in which different flowers compliment each other and the relationship between flowers and their container. For example, it’s made me revisit what the visual impact of a transparent vase is in ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 1

Jul 14, 2014 | Flowers

A change of scenery often inspires us to explore new ways of seeing things. In my case, moving to Rome has made me more eager to explore different ways of combining and arranging different floral elements I so challenged myself to a month of flowers: creating a new arrangement every day for thirty days. Some ...

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A Foraged Flower Arrangement

Jun 28, 2014 | Flowers, Italy, Nature

  I visited one of my favorite foraging spots in Rome today. I discovered it through a friend who generously shared her foraging knowledge with me. She did so when I told her how much I love flowers and that I was trying to gravitate towards using more seasonal, local varieties in my arrangements.* When ...

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