Friday…with yesterday’s still life class

April 10, 2015

Filed Under : D.I.Y - Spring - workshops

image I’d been asked if I would run an afternoon class with participants at the Tallulah Rose Floral Musings course in London yesterday, so I was spending a bit of time preparing and got a bit distracted by one of my Granny’s old books…inevitably a sketch and notes of one of her arrangements fell out which was a bit of a treat…image …although the dated photography was a bit of a shock!image Anyway…I’d sorted out a load of props and also a whole range of herbs and spices for everyone to play around with

image…and was met with a beautiful room full of textures and flowers once I arrived in Londonimage image image I was surprised that I was so drawn to orange once I was there as there were loads of very lovely softer colours too…image …I set about creating my palette of colour along with a palette of propsimage and started to work with the rhythm of the plants and a personal feeling and connection to the bright, sunny day…image image image image image imageThe participants then found places on the floor around the room where they started to create their own beautiful visual poetry…

…in pinks ( by Georgia )image …peaches ( by Hannah )image …combinations of bothimage …and all taking such care to notice colours, textures, shapes and really work alongside the plants themselves whilst adding a human touch…image I found this amazing old picture frame in one of the prop buckets which belonged the flower school, and it just took me off into a completely different world…viewfinders are a very underrated route into your imagination!

image Whilst the class were working on their compositions I had a go at another arrangement as I was determined to make some bits of vintage Meccano work…although I think they defeated me in the end, even though the mung beans pulled all the greens together in an unexpected way!image After everyone had finished their compositions we were treated to not only home made scones but fiddle playing from florist Stuart Fenwick.

Before I left I took a few more shots into my vintage viewfinder-led world…image imageIt was a lovely way to spend an afternoon with some very creative people, and seeing them feeling free and inspired was just fantastic!

You can see my Steller Story of the day here: Still Life Class

One thought on “Friday…with yesterday’s still life class

  1. Kim B.

    Fantastic! What a wonderful site Tallulah Rose was, and so fun to see that one piece of yours evolving, as well as see some of your students’ work. And then scones and music?! sounds like a truly heavenly day.

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