Once again I had a piece in the Lan Su Chinese Garden floral design competition. It’s heady company with amazing floral and botanical designers from all up and down the west coast. I am still a little nervous about sharing space with such a creative group. I have no illusions about winning a People’s Choice again (there’s a fabulous dragon on display) but am really enjoying being able to play with flowers and ideas in a very non-verbal way. I have envied my sister Carolyn, and some of my cousins, for the ease at which they can draw and design. But I’m beginning to believe that not all the visual talent genes went to them.
My concept got a bit more elaborate as time went on, and I spent many hours gluing leaves onto umbrellas. And of course there was moss.
My inspiration was our rainy climate and how sometimes you have to imagine seeing the moon in an umbrella.
So process and final products follow.