Boldly, I’m going to tell you that it is rare that I meet a person who loves Flowers quite as much as I do. Since setting up my Event Flower business, I am inspired on a daily basis by all things Floral.
The level of contact I have with flowers depends on the day – whether it’s simply noticing a print on the clothing I am wearing, a scent in the shampoo I have chosen to use, or whether I am working at my core business loading stems in the hundreds into buckets of water in preparation for a big event.
Flowers have a lot to offer their biggest fans and the potential for growth and inspiration endless.
Lisa, who is known as Iris Hill Art and I were introduced by Vicky Manning, incredible Yoga Teacher and co-owner of Inner Space Studios in Wickham. We quickly realised that our mutual admiration for one another’s work could lead to a wonderful collaboration.
We both live locally to Wickham, with our family roots in this very special town stretching back through generations and have lots in common – including our love of childhood books like Jill Barklem’s Bramley Hedge Series and The Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker.
Lisa creatively combines Art with Yoga and Breath – via Watercolour workshops, online courses like Water Colour Well-Being: Immersive Summer Course starting 19th August. I really love Lisa’s process videos, just the sight of them make me feel relaxed, and they remind me and so many others to stop and take a breath too.
As lock down began to ease, nestled into cushioned chairs with cups of peppermint tea, we recently caught up (in a SD way) to chat flowers and plans for the future in the brave new world of ‘new normal’. We started by picking up a card project we started earlier in the year, using some of my flowers as a point of inspiration for Lisa’s painting. I’m really excited to now offer my clients to purchase of a card as an extra gift, to make their gift bouquets a little but more special and personal. You can also buy the card direct from Lisa’s shop.
This is just the beginning, Lisa has agreed to be one of first guests, chatting flowers, yoga and art with me as a guest for my new project The Flowers Over the Wall Podcast, launching with the New Moon in August 2020.
Lots of love and flowers