Ex Libris

Folded, pleated, coiled artwork made from a medium that is an artwork in and of itself: books! I am excitedly preparing these art pieces for their debut at Market Nouveau on December 9, 2017. I’ll be bringing some fun vintage finds, too. The event will be held in Tacoma’s historic (second) Rust Mansion. I can’t wait to spend a day in this opulent home. If you’ll be in Tacoma, don’t miss it.

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I’m in love with my vintage finds. How will I part with them?

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I’ll bring vintage books, too. I won’t fold up the old ones. Look at those gorgeous cloth covers.

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Homecoming Corsages

Fall means homecoming dances. I took some orders for corsages this year. It was so much fun I hope to do many more in the spring.

IMG_E4210This one is all about texture. A green velvet dress was set off by the creamy white tulips. Lamb’s ear was just as soft as the velvet. A bright, minty green satin bow added tasteful and soft color.

IMG_4125.JPGThere’s even a bit of bling. Smooth satin, velvet-soft foliage and a bit of sparkle layer tastefully into the understated, white tulips.

 

IMG_4255This young man requested pinkish-white flowers for his date. These tulips fit the bill perfectly. They are tightly packed with dark green foliage and viburnum just beginning to bloom.

 

IMG_4260The flowers are the focus here. These roses exhibit a delicate blush-pink and a white that leans toward green. They’re wrapped together with a bit of hydrangea that is showing its fall color. A very romantic look to go with her lace dress.

 

 

 

Culture Kids Program set to launch

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The Arts and Culture Coalition is set to launch an incredible program to introduce arts and culture to children in Pierce County Head Start and ECEAP programs. Qualifying children and their families are invited to enjoy music, dance, paintings, theater, history, art and more for free!

I enjoyed developing a logo, an annual pass, and other promotional materials for this innovative program. I can’t wait to see it launch! The kids are going to have a great time exploring our local culture.

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The program includes tip sheets to help the kids explore and interpret their visit at each site. Here’s what they’ll experience in the Hotshop in the Museum of Glass

In all, there are ten culture opportunities opening their doors to kids.

 

A huge pop of color for a vibrant bride

Yes, I do flowers. I absolutely love wrapping up a bride bouquet. The bride selected dahlias and wanted a mix of oranges for her bouquet. Each color played off the others so beautifully. I added some soft, slivery lambs ear, bright pear-green foliage and a bit of very dark green and the colors and textures just jumped out in vivid glory. Just perfect for a late summer wedding.

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