November Floral Experience

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My obsession with all things floral is pretty obvious to anyone who has spent time around me, or to anyone who has ever peeked into my closet (hopefully that's a small list of people, because that would be odd). 

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So it was pretty much a dream come true when I was invited to be a part of Heike Hayward's November Floral Experience. Heike is basically a floral magician, and her floral workshops are incredible exhibitions of creativity. I jumped at the chance.

When I arrived in the afternoon, the students were busy setting up their arrangements, and so I started painting the floral linen backdrops where the flowers would be placed. I used dark canvasses to create the moody atmosphere of old Dutch Master paintings, which worked beautifully with the Fleur Le Cordeur linens. 

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Soon the gorgeous arrangements were complete and I felt like the luckiest little artist ever to have such a beautiful still life scene to capture! 

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I was totally absorbed in the beautiful colours and crazy textures, and I ended up painting for 8 hours straight! I loved how the rich colours worked so well together and I'm super happy with how the paintings turned out :) 

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Vendors

Fleur le Cordeur ~ Florals

Anne Mann Celebrates ~ Planning

Kraak events ~ Coordination

Slippery Spoon events ~ Catering

Blaauwklippen ~ Venue

Angelique Smith ~ Photography