MATTER + FLOWER { FOR A.M }

For a brilliant writer, with respect and gratitude. A tiny arrangement with Clematis, Clematis foliage, green and gray Cherry blossoms and imaginary, antique white Buttercups.

MATTER + FLOWER {MIDNIGHT IN EDEN}

I’ve mentioned this before, but the best part of making paper flowers is that I can create flowers and colours that don’t exist in nature. Being someone dark hearted, I yearn for black and brown flowers that are just impossible to find. Hence.

MATTER + FLOWER {PAPER MISTLETOE}

Have you ever seen the way Mistletoe grows? Its a parasite that attaches itself to trees and forms elaborate colonies. Beautiful.

There is a scarcity of Mistletoe in the world, thanks in part to the Christmas complex that has harvested it beyond what can regenerate.

Here’s my homage to the strange and beautiful Mistletoe, sustainably produced

MATTER + FLOWER { MORE WREATHS }

These wreaths are inspired by the holiday season, sort of. I’m not a big holiday person, unlike my neighbour who put up her sparkly tinsel door wreath on November 12. So, this is my take on Festive. Minty greens, snowy whites, burnt chocolaty brown, Mistletoe, etc.

They are for sale, so if they strike your fancy, you know where to find me.

MATTER + FLOWER { PAPER FLOWER CATALOGUE }

So, I’ve been making a lot of paper flowers lately. Some are adapted from Livia Cetti’s book, some are of my own design. There’s a real joy to it. I’ve come to appreciate the flowers I’m translating as not only objects of beauty, but also as an incredible feat of natural engineering. Observing blooms and then building them gives me an understanding of nature that I find deeply gratifying. I hope I can convey that wonder and gratitude to folks who see and own these blooms.

So, I’m launching a paper flower project and hope to build a collection of blooms, both conventional (the kind you mind find at your local florists’) as well as more perennial and slightly more unusual, with a focus on our under-appreciated northern flowers. Currently, I’m building Bloodroot and Sand Cherry.

Here’s a gallery of my current collection. Please check back for new blooms!

Oh yes, these are all for sale. Please contact me through the CONTACT page or at hello@thelilyguild.co for prices, availability, custom work and stunning arrangements.

MATTER + FLOWER { DREAM FLOWERS }

I picked up the most amazing book by Livia Cetti called The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers. I’ve been obsessively making Camellias. The book is full of breathtaking flowers and ideas. Highly recommended.

On a related note, sometimes I have dreams about flowers that don’t exist. I think this is the way to make those dreams come true. I’m going to keep a sketchbook by my bed from now on.