Debra Prinzing

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Local Flowers Inspired by Local Art

October 5th, 2014

We had so many gorgeous blooms to use as the design elements for our bouquets. Photographed at Kirkland Art Center overlooking the main gallery.

We had so many gorgeous blooms to use as the design elements for our bouquets. Photographed at Kirkland Art Center overlooking the main gallery.

Here are some photos to share after yesterday’s successful workshop at the Kirkland Art Center: “From Art to Vase.”

The participants were all so talented and willing to experiment with their newfound skills, color sensibilities and approach to floral design.

Thanks so much to Susan Melrath, who curated the beautiful show, Inflorescence and invited me to teach this workshop. And a huge thanks to Anna Braden, the exhibition manager, who helped out so much yesterday! Surrounded by artwork and inspired by color, forms, patterns – and all locally-grown flowers – we were insured of a hugely successful event.

My friend Caroline Bombar-Kaplan shared many of these photos – thanks so much to her, too!

I spent some time discussing the options of local flowers available - and introducing the designers to the flower farms that grew each bloom.

I spent some time discussing the options of local flowers available – and introducing the designers to the flower farms that grew each bloom.

Flowers and art in juxtaposition. In the background, the paintings of Liz Tran.

Flowers and art in juxtaposition. In the background, the paintings of Liz Tran.

Bouquet designed by Kristin Johnsen

Bouquet designed by Kristin Johnsen

Bouquet designed by Caroline Bombar-Kaplan.

Bouquet designed by Caroline Bombar-Kaplan.

Arrangement designed by Marjorie Bombar

Arrangement designed by Marjorie Bombar

Another piece by Marjorie Bombar

Another piece by Marjorie Bombar

A beautiful centerpiece designed by Keita Horn

A beautiful centerpiece designed by Keita Horn

Caroline snapped this shot of my demo bouquet . . . which I brought home to finish last night. So check out the next photo to see how I completed the bouquet.

Caroline snapped this shot of my demo bouquet . . . which I brought home to finish last night. So check out the next photo to see how I completed the bouquet.

It’s always hard to know when a floral arrangement is actually completed, but I knew the piece you see above needed some more elements. After I returned home last night, I used some of the leftover flowers to add those finishing touches:

An early October celebration of local flowers - dahlias, zinnias, lilies, ornamental cabbage, snowberry, ornamental peppers and scented geranium

An early October celebration of local flowers – dahlias, zinnias, lilies, ornamental cabbage, snowberry, ornamental peppers and scented geranium

 

 

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