Hey folks! I just attended an amazing workshop hosted by Three Sisters Custom Flowers & Events. The workshop was held by Lisa Waud and Heather Saunders of the Flower House Detroit project. I’m sure you’ve heard of the The Flower House, especially if you’re in the industry. You would have had to been asleep all last year if you haven’t heard of this amazing collaborative effort! In brief, Flower House Detroit is a contemporary floral design installation in an abandoned foreclosed house in Detroit. How cool is that? Be sure to check it out here with amazing images by Heather Saunders (who is going to be putting out the Flower House Book soon!!!!)
So the workshop—here we are, all together, these amazing creative women- 8 of us (I’ll consider myself amazing and creative for the efforts of flourishing this post!) to create some amazing installations in preparation for the dinner that evening. The space that we worked in was not all that large, but big enough where it felt a little imposing as Lisa laid out the ‘plan’. She wanted the focus to be on a collaboration of creativity in designing flower installations and she emphasized she wanted to see some levitation and elevations. Hmm. I’m afraid of ladders. Right? An event stylist, designer and installer….afraid of ladders. So we broke off into teams shortly after we all brainstormed our ideas. We come up with a doorway installation hung from a big RED pipe above the entrance door, and then another installation to be seen as you enter off on the wall and ceiling, above a sliding frosted glass door. In my opinion, that space demaned something elevated and levitated, to catch the light in the evening. Plus, Susan of Three Sister so generously allowed us use of all her props, and there was Old Redwood Barn lumber!!!!!!!!! Yeah!
And here we go…the daunting task of hanging the old barn wood. Thank goodness my partner wasn’t as queasy on the ladder as I was!
New Flower Friends for life!