Monday, May 27, 2013

Flowerwild Mayacamas

I had the pleasure of attending a Flowerwild workshop in Calistoga in April and finally having a moment to share a little about it on this first post of the new blog. Older posts are on my jewelry blog, Dust, for those interested. It was time for a fresh start in the blog world and I'm going to try my hardest to keep it up to date. This workshop was everything I had hoped for; an amazingly kind & talented teacher Kate, founder of Flowerwild, a photographer I have dreamed about working with, Jose Villa, a setting that was soothing to my soul at Mayacamas Ranch where the food served was farm to table. It's hard to put into words the exact experience but to be surrounded by incredible designers from all over the country, plus two from Ireland on the Mayacamas mountains was incredible. I  took the journeay there and back driving from Los Angeles and making a few stops along the way to some favorite spots...Garden Valley Ranch. Not all the roses were in bloom at Garden Valley at that time but the few that were, incredible! The color, smell, and size. I was lucky to take home a few for the long ride home thanks to the ever lovely Fallon. And my last  last pit stop at an old 1920's bank that was now a seed store, called Seed Bank. I of course went a little crazy and bought all these seeds to plant when I don't even have proper space for a garden! There was just so many exotic cool flower seeds that I couldn't resist. Thankfully I have an aunt whom is an incredible gardner and has the space to plant anything. I walked away from this trip completely inspired and also realizing how much work I have to do(updating my website & blog, getting a new logo, taking better pictures for my portfolio, etc)! I feel extremely blessed and know I'm on the right track.


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