Sharing one’s craft and experiencing someone else’s artwork provides an opportunity for human connection, a privileged glimpse into another person’s worldview. Whether or not the message derived is the message intended is irrelevant – I feel the act of creating provides an opportunity for both parties (the creator and the experiencer) to learn something from the other.
I am deeply inspired by the positivity of people who’ve weathered significant pain and continue to share their gifts with others in an open-hearted manner. That is the embodiment of inner radiance.
In a conversation regarding career goals, a former college professor, whom I admire and respect, encouraged me to pursue floral design as a career instead of jumping into a corporate business role.
Aside from the typical must-haves for florists, (natural light, cool temperature space, tables at the proper height for designing) I like to work in a space with good bones – somewhere that has a positive energy to it.
Sometimes podcasts. Sometimes a playlist. I probably play Fleetwood Mac every time I’m in the studio. If I’m feeling particularly moody, you can bet I’ve got a couple Joni Mitchell albums going and a heavy helping of Amy Winehouse cranked on high.