Sunday morning whilst still recovering after a fun filled night with the gals... I found myself weary eyed and in a frantic navigating pickle in Footscray. I was in a mad, lost frenzy on my way to do the 'Perfect Posy' workshop at Colour Box Studio with Emily from North St. Flowers. Finally, after a few wrong turns...okay a lot of wrong turns, I made it to the studio. Thankfully they had kindly waited for my arrival, and the sight of stunning Peonies brought me a sense of calm dissolving my stressed state.
'Colour Box Studio' is a new pop up art space run by a bunch of creatives to showcase some of Melbourne's amazing arty peeps and crafters. So far they have held a pop up market and are also running a range of workshops. The space is an ever changing one, heavily influenced by the diverse range of artists involved within the community focused project.
As I mentioned in a previous post 'North St. Flowers' created a stunning display at the 'Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show' and were deservingly awarded for their work. The opportunity to do a workshop with the very talented Emily was one I was not going to miss, and well worth the 'lost my sense of direction meltdown' I had in the car!
The class and I arranged a mixed bouquet whilst picking up lots of great tips to create the 'Perfect Posy'. Emily let us in on a few of her floral ways including her commitment to enviro respectful floristry. She consciously chooses to lean on her expertise to create arrangements and utilises a variety of reusable and recyclable vessels avoiding the use of floral foam (Oasis), which is quite toxic and harmful to the environment.
North St. will be opening a store in the next few days and I can't wait to see what Emily comes out with in her new retail space where she will also be running workshops from soon.
|'Colour Box Studio' used recycled materials for their fab looking shopfront fit out|
|Emily, her floral enthusiasts and our perfecto posies|