Earlier this month I hosted my first workshop. To say I was nervous is an understatement (hello public speaking anxiety!), but it was such a wonderful night. I am so grateful to all of the ladies who joined me, to the Lumberyard for hosting me, to my lovely assistant Becky, to my wonderful sister Katie of Linen & Leaf (www.linenandleaf.com) for making the place cards, and to the incredibly talented Abbie Bolton (www.abbieboltonphoto.com) for taking the photos. We used mostly seasonal ingredients and I guided my attendees through every step of creating a garden-style arrangement. They created some beautiful work, and it was so much fun to watch everyone dive right in and create something so reflective of their style and personalities.
Prepping for the workshop was a process. It forced me to take a step back and evaluate my design process, which I sorely needed. I can get stuck in design ruts, so figuring out the best way to explain my theories and processes to people who may know little to nothing about flower arranging was a perfect way for me to do some self reflection. I touched on shape, color palette, foraging, and flower types, then we went through every step of building the arrangement together. It was so much fun and I hope to host several more within the next year! Here's a few of my favorite photos from the class. Thanks again for such a fun night, ladies!