I’m what you’d call a late bloomer. When I was 32 years old, I was completely lost (not to mention hungry!). But then a friend gave me some advice. At first, I thought his idea was total craziness. What did he tell me? My good friend Vicente Wolf told me that I should become a florist. Anytime you start a new project, especially something creative and unpredictable, it’s scary. But I was desperate; I needed to eat. And for some reason I didn’t quite understand yet, Vicente’s suggestion intrigued me.
So I took his advice and went directly to the flower market. It was the start of a new love for me. And even after all these years, I’m still in love with flowers.
For a long time I’ve wanted to create a floral design course, and now, thanks to my wonderful partner Cho Phillips of The Wedding Planning Institute and the amazing floral diva Angie Zimmerman, we get to make this dream a reality. We’re currently busy shooting a step-by-step floral design video a la Preston Bailey.
The course has two levels. The first level is for beginners. The Floral Diva (that’s Angie!) and I provide a comprehensive introduction to flowers and getting started in the floral design world. We also share tips and ideas for developing your own unique style.
The second level is even more exciting. For the first time ever, I share my formula for creating gravity-defying floral constructions like my trees and floral animals.
The course will be available online in October; I can’t wait to share my love and excitement for flowers and design with all of you!
Dear Readers, I know many of you are very creative, so tell me, how did you get started in your field? Did a good friend give you a much needed push, too?