MATTER + FLOWER {NOUVEAU PEONY }

Its been a busy few months – mostly involving making lots of flowers and experimenting with new petal shapes and kinds of paper. I’ve been working mostly with crepe, but for these new Peonies, I used some lovely bleached tissue. It think the effect is more Peony -like than stiff crepe. Oh, I should mention that I’ve been very inspired by Paper to Petal, a great book by ┬áRebecca Thuss and Richard Farrell, a wonder duo who create really imaginative and colourful blooms. My Peony has a similar structure and feel.

It’s just in the works now, but the most exciting news is that I may teach these at an upcoming workshop. More details coming soon!

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 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.