I was recently invited to speak and do a floral art demonstration for the St. Louis Art Museum at their annual Art in Bloom. This events brings the talents of floral designers and pairs them with works of art, then pairing are on display throughout the weekend. Workshops, dinners, hand-on, lectures, and children’s activities are all included.
Our visit began with a visit to a local farm, Urban Buds:City Grown Flowers. Mimo and Miranda are friends and I truly enjoy getting to visit with them and venture through the greenhouses when I am in town.
Other speakers included Debra Prinzing and Carolyne Roehm. Debra is the author of The 50 Mile Bouquet and Slow Flowers, along with a weekly podcast that focuses on American grown flowers. Carolyne is the author of several home and lifestyle books, including her recent At Home in the Garden.
My focus included my inspirations for my recent book Gatherings in Bloom and how friends, family, and the intimate personal moments in our lives can be enriched with flowers. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at the St. Louis Art Museum. You were all a pleasure and I truly enjoyed my time with you.
Andrea K. Grist
Images courtesy of Tiffany Marie Photography