I’ve followed Claire’s work for a while now and have always loved the unique way she arranges both foliage and flowers. There is a freeness about the bunches she creates that resonates with me. I honestly love flowers. I think I always have, but since moving to Townsville and seeing these new styles, it unlocked something new in me. I wanted to fill my home with these gorgeous blooms but I also wanted to learn how to create in a similar way.
The funny thing is, I wasn’t really looking to sign up for this workshop. On the day I booked, I was actually looking to order myself a bunch of flowers but they had sold out already. So, in a spontaneous ‘treat yourself’ moment, I booked myself in and I am so glad I did! In two hours, I was challenged, I was surrounded by so many wonderful and creative ladies and I learnt so much about vase arrangements. I really can’t wait to try it again and create some new designs. The thing about being a creative, I’m always looking for new ways to be inspired, to learn and to create. The (not so) simple art of arranging a floral vase arrangement was exactly what I needed after a semi-creative-funk.
Leading up to the workshop I thought it would be a good idea to bring my camera and document the night. In my mind I had pictured a beautifully lit room which would in turn help produce some gorgeous memories from the night that I would then share all across social media and my blog. However, when I walked into the space, I was met with what we called ‘boudoir lighting’. Not only was it slightly humorous, it was actually a little difficult to see! It was the complete opposite of what I’d imagined and being completely unprepared, I didn’t bring a flash. In that moment, I almost gave up. But, I decided, ‘what the hell, I’ll bump up my ISO, down some bubbly and just do it anyway!’ and I am so glad I did. It was a great reminder of how sometimes things don’t always go the way we plan but if you embrace the moment, you can still walk away pleasantly surprised and sometimes even happier than you’d imagined.
So, sit back with a glass of bubbly and scroll through a moody view into the art of a floral vase arrangement.