If you ask me who is my favourite artists, I must say Frida Kahlo, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. I will not elaborate on Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh, I love them to bits..although both of them died in a very tragic way, but their works showed boldness and strong characters which inspire myself as an ‘art’ person. I love arts and crafts since I was a kid, I love to draw, playing music instruments, I sing, I dance , I tried to cook well not really cooking in the kitchen but I do have my ‘own’ playing kitchen set.
I do truly respect Claude Monet for his passion and love for nature, he had lovely garden full of flowers in his house so that he could paint the beauty of it. It is not achievable to have a garden full of Roses or Peonies in Singapore as the hot weather will kill the plants, maybe some tropical flowers and plants will do but not flowers like lilies, roses and peonies.
Iris are one gorgeous flowers I adore. Irises are perenial herbs, growing from creeping rhizomes(rhizomatous irises) or, in drier climates, from bulbs. Irises come in many colors such as blue and purple, white and yellow, pink and orange, brown and red, and even black. A purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments. A blue iris symbolizes faith and hope. A yellow iris symbolizes passion while white iris symbolizes purity. A gift of iris can be used to convey many emotions. But oh who cares! they are gorgeous just the way they are :). I personally never engage my own emotions while doing the flowers, I hold on to the color chart and also the types of the flowers available in Singapore. Iris has a very fragrant smell besides, it died easily in hot weather like Singapore. They are good for bouquets and also vertical table arrangements. This post, I want to concentrate more on the structure bouquet with these beautiful flowers !
Hellow ! This was my first attempt doing wedding bouquet 🙂 I love the color combination between the greenish hydrangeas, pale yellow rose, purple eustomas, and fresh green cymbidium. This gorgeous color combination is suitable for happy go lucky bride to complete her most precious wedding day. I used to think that purple is such a no-no color, but anyway it turns out beautifully with green and yellow as the highlight flower of the bouquet. Pardon me about the ribbon, this is still my first attempt doing it, I gotta study more regarding tying the perfect bow for the bouquet.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Well, flowers were included too. My passion for flowers has grown for the past few years especially after I finished my basic flower arrangement class. Living in the tropical countries make it harder for we, Asians especially to understand more about seasonal flowers. Flowers are very limited in the local flower market, sometimes I have to order several weeks or even several months in advance before the ‘dateline’ and they are not cheap at all. Below books have inspired me a lot on floral design, Preston bailey is a great inspiration for me, as a professional event designer he has captured my heart with gorgeous arrangement for wedding decorations , altars decoration and also party detais. Moniek van den berghe and Pim van den Akker from Netherland are my creative source , as their work have inspired me so much on the flower art composition. I really do hope to add more collection to my library, I do have other books like Jane Packer book and small flower guide books , they have very limited information about the flowers but he pictures attached tell me all the stories. Tee hee..