Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pressed Flowers in Japan

What an interesting video! So many creative artists out there --

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall is Finally Here!

I love the cold weather! It gets me ready for the holidays because Thanksgiving and Christmas just doesn't feel right when it's not cold outside!

I also love the holiday season because it gives me a chance to make special gifts for friends & families who are in-town or out-of-town.

Last year, I was able to make several framed pressed flower art for not only friends but friends who wanted to give their friends something special. All-in-all 2008 was a very busy season so this year I'm already beginning to prepare.

Some things I like to do to prepare for the holidays:
1. Stock up on supplies.
2. Shop early!
3. Begin planning/creating design ideas in my head.
4. Create a list of friends whom I need to get in contact with.
5. Bring out the warm clothes!

Ever since my oldest daughter got married and left home, each year seems to be more and more valuable to me as I start thinking about when the others will leave home soon to begin a life of their own. Until then though, I still have three more to cherish and well...cook turkey for!

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Story with Pressed Flowers

Many people have asked me how I first started getting into the art of pressed flowers. If you haven't read "Our Story", it talks more in-depth of how I got into this. You can read it here --

But basically how I got started into doing pressed flowers is because of my autistic daughter, Gloria. After she came home from the Children's Hospital from a life-endangering incident, I quit my corporate job to take care of family. When I stopped being a realtor to take care of my daughter at home, I suddenly found that I had lots of time on my hands. Around that time, I was also introduced by a friend to the world of flowers being dried and pressed to be used on framed arts, crafts, cards, etc.

I share this part of the story with you all because lately I've found that a lot of people share a very similar story with mine. Some have gone through a tragedy, some have found a lot more time at home, and some were just introduced to this wonderful work of art. But whatever the story, I find the beauty of this art is one that is comforting beyond words.

For me, it comforted me in my times of distress and struggles with my daughter. I would add bible verses to it and just hang them around the house. When people started showing great interest in these frames I had made, I started making them for friends & family. And from there, that's how it eventually became our home business.

That's my story of how I got started into this. What's YOUR story?

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Hello world!

My son convinced me to make a blog so I can share some of the things that are going on in my own life with pressed flowers, family, and just anything that's happening! Of course, I'm making him edit some of my posts for me too since my English is not always the best.

I hope to share some of my work of art with you all. And I look forward to enjoying the work of many others out there as well.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!