Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
There are two little saying always present in the entryway to my workplace (a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool). The previously posted sayings were printed in the very worst font, Comic Sans, on brittle printer paper, and as I aimed to revamp the display board I rewrote these four important words in a more vibrant style. Beautiful sentiments deserve beautiful forms, n'est-ce pas?
I rediscovered the journal that traveled with me to Nova Scotia for our honeymoon last summer. Some of these drawings are from then, one from New Year's Eve in Lake Tahoe, and some from this summer's travels around California.
If you've been following my blog since 2008, you might remember Monica, the Italian florist in whose shop I passed many hours during my time in Torino. I saw her make so many people smile with her flowers, and have since held a dream of one day having my own flower shop...
Carpe diem! I've begun to live that dream!
With the help of one local cafe owner and one Oakland-based flower farmer, I have a weekly presence on the busy street corner of San Pablo and Alcatraz. On Saturday evenings I pick up my Bluma Farm flower order and bring them home to make bouquets for the Sunday morning brunch crowd. This bouquet making often comes after a long day of dance rehearsal, so a green tea and/or upbeat playlist helps get me through it.
Week One was too windy to work in the backyard, so I set up shop indoors. (Many thanks to my ever tolerant and supportive husband for letting me make my messes.)
Happy Autumn, everyone.