I recently completed an order of thirty-three dahlia headpieces in white and faint-to-bright pink. They were created for a fantastic patron saint and new friend. Here they are arranged in a color gradient that would hopefully make Lisa Solomon proud. It was such an undertaking that I thought I should share them. Somehow I only managed to photograph the pink ones, but they were all so pretty.
Isn't she gorgeous?! She really is, AND she worked very hard on that amazing headpiece! Love the way she draped the pompom trim.
I just finished up teaching my paper flower headpiece workshops for the summer at Makeshift Society in San Francisco and Handcraft Studio School in Emeryville, my usual haunts. Luckily for me, a lovely woman named Elda (who had taken my giant paper rose class back in May, see here fantastic rose photos here) showed up for class again with her camera. She took some very beautiful shots while we were working away at Handcraft Studio School. I love the way she captured the space and the mess we made there. This is a nose-to-the-grindstone class, but very much worth the effort and very fun.
Photo credit goes to Elda (pictured here) for all shots herein except for the godetia and rose still life, above.
I spent most of today writing up descriptions, gathering photos and booking all of my fall and winter workshops, so stay tuned for those registration notifications, coming soon. I even booked my first workshops in Los Angeles for early in the new year. Very exciting!
Now that my classes are over for the next month, and my giant dahlia headpiece order has been delivered, I'm sleeping. I thought you should know! I'm still as tired as can be, hopefully just working at such a deficit that it'll take a little more sleep to catch up. But I feel very normal, and that is great for all of us! I'm so glad for the time with the kids unfettered by exhaustion and nonstop paper cutting, but I'm itching to start new things, too. I'll be taking lots of notes during my down time, that's for sure. xoxo