Friday, June 17, 2016

It goes on.....

This is wedding season, and I am a florist in trade.  When I'm not working I am either at home enjoying the garden, watercolor painting, cooking, doing chores or interacting with family and friends.  There never seems to be a dull moment! This past week was full of flowers and a couple of weddings! I want to share a "new" to me rose that is simply beautiful and flawless. It is called "blueberry." We had to special order it and it is one I won't forget!
As you can see the color is intense and leans towards the blue side of hot pink. 
The wedding this rose is used in has a very bright palette but also a soft side using sweet pale peach spray roses for the wristlets.
One more stunning spray rose that came in this week and used for designing is here: Brilliant Stars
In my opinion this is a stand alone rose, in other words nothing more is needed to make it look any prettier.  It has the soft ruffle edge with a hint of green, and finished off with the pink center.  A bride could just order a bunch, wrap them with a bow and viola!


To change the focus, but still in the creative realm,  I am sharing my Paint Party Friday favorite for the week. 
My sketchbook work is coming along, and providing so many opportunities to work quickly as well as having fun doing it!  For this days work I chose a trip out to the garden to pull up some heirloom radishes.  They were so pretty in shape and color. 


Each day this week I've done a quick sketch.  The 30 Challenge is a challenge in finishing one page a day!  The other gals that are participating have agreed that we don't have to have them all painted but just to work on them as we can over this month.  The 30 Day Challenge is a result of a class taken from Leslie Fehling

I find that having a goal helps me progress and keeps me motivated.  How about you?

Happy Friday, Happy weekend, and Happy Day!

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful roses, my fave flowers, and a great colour sketch. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Love your radishes painting. And the roses are really gorgeous.

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  3. stunning flowers and a lovely radish page Julene!

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  4. That is a beautiful rose. Your sketches are great!

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  5. Great radish sketch and gorgeous flower photos.

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  6. gorgeous roses and I love your sketch of the radishes. Happy PPF!

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  7. My best friend is a florist as well and she is a special kind of artist. I love her fascination with unique flowers, she has an amazing eye for arranging them. These roses are gorgeous as is your beautiful journal page!! Thanks for sharing.. flowers top my list of favourite things!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. Oh my those roses are amazing. Yes I like being in a challenge it does keep me motivated. Have a very nice Sunday.

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  9. Wonderful illustrated radishes. :) Great flowers, too.

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  10. I love that rose! You're right-it doesn't need anything else.
    As you know, I'm fascinated with your sketches and enjoy seeing what you have done! Even with radishes~

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  11. Thanks to Willow I am here enjoying your blog and so excited to "meet" you and note our common interests. I live in Boring [not], Oregon, Tomorrow I plan to attend the once monthly art group held at a nearby church. I love going and learning more about artwork. I have signed up for a watercolor workshop at the end of August and am eager to attend. Your radishes are lovely!

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  12. Those roses are super lovely -- beautiful sketch work as well!

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