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Flowers in Ice- a new approach

fowers in ice, will they freeze and go brown?
flowers in ice

Will  flowers go brown in ice?  Are some flowers better than others? what happens when you add tealights? 

These are the questions I wanted answered when I gathered a small group of passionate flower arrangers together yesterday to experiment with ice.  The results were awesome! We discovered the difference  made by freezing water when it is still very hot, compared with chilling it down first. We marvelled at  the fabulous effects when our finished pieces were put out in the sun. And then they started to melt. WOW! Suddenly we had bubbles moving which were still encased in the ice, and we were audience to nature’s own kinetic sculpture.

 So why don’t we use it more often? A fantastic resource; after all we all have access to water and you only need that, a mould and a freezer! Well perhaps a bit of imagination! I will definitely being creating ice and flower arrangements this Summer for the outside BBQ table.

Fortunately I had the camera (and MIke for the video) with me so I have captured  what we did for the June 2014 edition of floral design magazine.  That edition comes out on June 9th so subscribe today and be guaranteed of more of my experimental adventures each month with flowers. It’s just a click away at www.floraldesignmagazine.com/secure/printmag.html

If you are already an ice queen with flowers, email me  pictures of your creations… I can always add extra pages in that edition just for you! Me. I’m off to find a plastic traffic cone that needs to be filled with water…but will it fit in my freezer? Mmmm.

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Shoot your way to success

 

Create the perfect setting for your flower arrangement before you take the picture
Create the perfect setting for your flower arrangement before you take the picture

If you cannot take beautiful photos of your flower arrangements with your digital camera, you are missing an ENORMOUS opportunity!

I  would LOVE to  show you how to use your digital camera to take the most fabulous photographs of your floral design… and then share my small business secrets on what to do with them!

Don’t miss out on the huge potential of your own, professional standard, flower arranging photos. Discover dozens of ways to turn those flower photographs into inspiring portfolios, gifts, crafts, fund raisers for your club, or even promotional, marketing and branding tools.

If you just can’t take these fabulous photographs of your floral design, as you feel sure that you could never be as great as the professional photographers in your area, I can prove you wrong, wrong wrong!

If you are using a candle always light it!
If you are using a candle always light it!

 As editor and chief photographer for the internationally acclaimed floral design magazine  I, along with our international correspondents produce those stunning flower photographs the magazine is so famous for… and it is all done with no photographic studio, no extra lighting, or the need to buy mega expensive equipment.

In the worst, darkest churches, halls, exhibition spaces you can still get a great photograph of your flower arrangements and I would love to share with you all the inner secrets of how I do it, so you can too!

This way you will be able to record new floral design arrangements or your award winning floral designs in the floral world so that you can always offer your clients what they want, increase your club’s potential fund raisers, or produce your own personal gifts capturing your floral design talents.

And so I wrote an inexpensive downloadable ebook!
When you order this floral photography electronic ebook, delivered to you via email, you will finally learn all about your digital camera… written in non-technical language, with my own fabulous photographs to illustrate each point. This means you will actually see what I am talking about and be able to understand the concepts easily!

Learn how your digital camera can double or even triple your flower shop income
Learn how your digital camera can double or even triple your flower shop income

In part 2 of the ebook learn how to create gifts, stationery, crafts, promotional material, items you can sell, in fact all the different ways you can use these fabulous photos you can now take, for your own pleasure or profit. This section is divided into 3 parts: Using your photos for profit, for business promotions and for pleasure.

Just one of these ideas will get you back the $US 10 you invested in this ebook! Yes, that is all it iyour investment amounts to!




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Do you know what triaxial weaving is? It is WOW!

Weave your lineal plant material in 3 directions at once
Weave your lineal plant material in 3 directions at once

All it took was 12 pieces of New Zealand Flax in 3 different colours and I have this amazing piece of weaving. I had never seen this type of weaving before where 3 directions are woven rather than the usual 2 and of course  using plant material to do it was even more exciting.

Try it with any linear plant material that is flexible and after the first one it will be easy! I have  included  in detail how to do it, step by step in the fabulous May 14 edition of floral design magazine available at www.floraldesignmagazine.com/download0514.html ( which is only $US8)  and it includes a video link to a  rather hairy  guy who is much more of an expert than me!