After much contemplation and reflection, I've decided to take Dandelion + Grey in a similar, but new direction. We will now operate mostly as a floral design studio. This new endeavor will likely include styling and art direction, so my past is not completely dead. Florals are something I've been tinkering around with for as long as I can remember. I've even single handedly (and, at times, with my team) provided the flowers for several weddings in recent years, and been asked to provide them more times than that. But here's what usually happens: I take on a styling job, and more often than not the couple opts out of hiring a coordinator. Being an impetuous, "right-brained" person myself, I quickly agree that this sounds like a brilliant idea and an excellent way for them to save a little money.
And then, I panic a little. Wait a second, who is going to ensure the vendors arrive on time or line up the bridal party? Who's going to refill the lemonade dispensers or clean up scattered beer bottles?
Oh, right. Me. Happens every time.
And while, in all fairness, I don't have to do these things, I do them. And needless to say, the few times I added "florist" to this already inundated list, I got a little overwhelmed. So in order to do my other tasks well, I removed the whole idea from the equation.
But my mind always wandered back to the flowers. And lately, with a little more free time on my hands, I've been ending up at the flower mart again and again, walking around the block with garden shears like it's no big deal, and crafting arrangements like a mad woman.
Lucky for me I have a ridiculously talented husband and best friend who are almost always willing to photograph my creations in exchange for listening to me sing, tell horrible stories and make a huge mess. Who's on the winning end of that stick?
So here I am, telling you now, what the future of this little 'ol company of mine will be. A future that I hope will be full of artistry, gratification, joy. . . and peonies.
Please stop by my new website - dandelionandgrey.com - to see a bit of what I've been up to. More will be added in the coming weeks.
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !
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