The portfolio for my European Floral Design class is due tomorrow. You've already seen the sushi flowers and the pumpkin arrangement, and you've seen my midterm, here's a sampling of other designs we did. The design you see above was one of my favorites. We made an armature of salt cedar branches for the base of this bouquet. Here's a closer look at the "skeleton" of this design:
I still have the armature and I can use it over and over again.Here is a wreath we made. It is meant to feel like a bird's nest, created with found items.
Here is our class listening to our instructor's critique:
This one is mine:
This fan design is a quick and easy design that requires only a few flowers.
I would like to thank our wonderful instructor, Wendy Pine, for another great class. The College of San Mateo is suffering horrendous budget cuts and the floristry program is in grave danger of being eliminated. It would be a huge loss to the community if we lose this important program that gives students practical, professional training.