What a Wonderful Night!
Oh, gosh. What a night. I was a little nervous that the rain might discourage folks from coming out for the opening, but thankfully it didn't. So many friends were there -- many I hadn't seen in years. I met lots of new folks, too.
The shop buzzed all evening and many who stopped by left with a bouquet in hand.
And not only did we sell an awful lot of flowers, it seems that many new opportunities will stem from this event. I'll tell you all about that as things unfurl!
As fun as it all was preparing for this event, I'm ready to give my hands and fingers a break -- it's been a hard month of making! In that time I crafted over 300 blooms, hand cut over 5000 petals and leaves, used over a half-mile of floral tape and so many rolls and folds of crepe paper.
I did a lot of experimenting during this stretch, too, and came up with some new flowers and techniques. I tried making jumbo blooms for the first time and I'm looking forward to exploring more with that in the future.
Thank you to all who came out and supported me and contributed to a wonderful event. Thank you to Christopher who helped with the installation! I appreciate your great eye and ladder-climbing skills! And most of all, thank you to Nisha and Amir for hosting the event and giving me this wonderful opportunity to showcase my work in your beautiful store. It was such an extreme pleasure and an honor, too.
I took hundreds of photos of the installation and here are a few of my favorites. If you would like to see more, please visit THIS album on Flickr.