Yesterday morning, Kylie Swanson, a friend from Making Things Happen, got in touch with me. She couldn't make it to a floral design class last minute and wanted to know if I was interested in her tickets. At first I was like "well what would be my reason to do that?" I'm not going to be a professional florist. This isn't a preexisting hobby.... But then I was like, NO! This would be SO fun, and I would learn a little bit of something new that I really would love to know about!
So I called my mother in law and we headed to Dallas. The class we took was through Fullosophie and was taught by Maxine from The Southern Table.
Upon seeing the door, I was smitten. Literally so stinking excited. The class was held at Maxine's beautiful home. I loved that part. Of course now I'm like I want to have a class at my houseeeeee....
We enjoyed some yummy tapas and made some new friends. Then we had a short lesson about building an arrangement grid and composition and how to cut the flowers to keep them fresh. As a beginner, I feel like I truly learned so much. I feel so much more equipped to make beautiful arrangements in my home now!
We then broke off to work on our own arrangements! At first I felt like my arrangement wasn't working at all but it slowly came together as I kept building parts.
Towards the end I was stuck and got some help!
My biggest take away from this class was a ton of encouragement. Am I going to be a swanky florist? No. But that isn't even a desire of mine... I guess I had fallen into a trap of believing that I needed to only try things that I would be good or "the best at"... aka no things. I remember when I wrote my 101 in 1001 list... I wanted to put learning calligraphy on there so badly but was so afraid to, thinking it was impossible. All creative skills are different, but what I was reminded of last night was that I love being creative period. It doesn't matter if its arranging vignettes in my home or making blog posts (things I feel more comfortable with) or trying something new. This sounds crazy but my whole outlook on creativity in my life was refreshed and encouraged. I feel like I can take on the world.
I'm obsessed with my arrangement. Please never die, little friend!
Have you ever taken a class like this, or tried something new and different? If not, YOU SHOULD!!
Happy Friday, Y'all!!