Dear Preston: Are You Incapable Of Editing Yourself?
June 2, 2015
I know you love flowers, but at what point is enough, well, enough? I sat at a the table of one of your events and there was hardly any space left to put my wine glass. Do you even know how to edit yourself?
Speaking candidly, I almost did not print your question. The truth is, I do feel a bit judged, but I also feel you, like everyone else deserves an answer. It’s no secret that I love flowers to the point of obsession, but what is so wrong with dining in what appears to be a field of flowers? I happen to be one of those people who adores the beauty and abundance of flowers and I have always said that, if I could, I would cover the entire world with gorgeous blossoms much like what Mother Nature so generously tries to do.
My approach in designing with flowers has always to create a floral installation in which guests feel completely surrounded. I also tend to attract only those clients who share my obsession. Once I begin working with these clients, I always listen closely to them and try to edit myself based on their comfort level.
After 35 years of designing with flowers, I am still rendered speechless by their beauty. As long as God allows me to work, I shall continue to share this love with others in great abundance. I will also make sure that the next time I design a table, there is more than enough room for the wine glasses.
Question: I would love all of your opinion on this topic. Feel free to be blunt, I promise that I can take it.