I'm honestly a little confused. I didn't know whether to call this day one or day sixteen? It's the first day of Advanced, but the sixteenth day I've been in class. Whatever. So...I LOVE the Advanced class!! Oh my gosh - so fun! We have total freedom, there are only 4 of us, and we get all sorts of great materials and expensive, fragrant, beautiful flowers. I'm so in heaven right now. We worked with two of my favorite flowers today, learned a technique I've been dying to learn, and got to use our individual creativity on every piece. AND we got to bring all three pieces home. How funny that three pieces took us longer to do in one day of Advanced than multiple pieces one day in Basic. One word...detail! Well, or I could say that it's all hand work too. FYI - the Advanced class covers 3 days of Advanced wedding design, and 2 days of Advanced contemporary. Today we did 2 new wedding bouquets and 1 corsage. Ok, for your viewing pleasure, I have included many photos!
Up close and personal.
Another close view from another angle.
Sadly, I didn't realize how bunny like that bear grass is until I saw the finished product.
Note to self: make bear grass loops shorter or at least not the same height.
Dutch spiral technique of a hand-tied bouquet with tulips.
Arial view of the dutch spiral. Oh, and this one is crossed with lioropes.
Corsage of stephanopsis made with aluminum wire. So now! ;)