Friends! My July intensive is in promotion for one week! Use code - BLOOMINGANDZOOMING or code ZOOMINGANDBLOOMING - one or the other will work for the date of your choice. Link in bio. This is a two-day paper flower class during the week and the outcomes are two types of paper flowers, Bomb Peony and Garden Rose. This course uses German doublette and requires 3 folds white/1 fold green as a base supply. I’m taking this coming week as a break, so I’ll see you soon and with plenty of stuff to share. #zoomyourbloom #paperflowers #twodayworkshop #linkinbio #onsaleallweek
Sunday morning! I have a real Sarah Bernhardt peony in bloom, swipe to see. If you took the course with me please do the review in the last section of the course. I use data to drive my instruction, that data comes from you and you and you and you and you! Last class I had 11/18 people formally review-and I think we all saw yesterday what a difference incorporating user feedback makes-certainly the first Zoom was educational and fun, intense and etc., and because of the feedback the second zoom had a great pace, flow and revised techniques for all levels. So there you have it! Does asking for feedback give you anxiety? Don’t do data-driven instruction! As I mentioned at the end, I’ve asked for feedback from students for years as a part of my practice. There’s literally nothing you can say that will phase me, because I taught middle school. One of the most cuttingly direct and honest groups on the planet. And I’d be a liar if I said “teachers know everything” because I sure do not. I’m just an artist on a mountain in Maine growing flowers and being mouthy and connecting all these dots so we all can grow together. #paperflowers #lovewhatyoudo #lovewhoyouare
After class I opened my first bottle of @spicegroveroselle as a treat - it was incredibly delicious, with a very clear “story” as only one who thinks flavors are memories can perceive! I chose unsweetened to distill the essence of the drink. It is everything I wanted it to be. Strong and warm, spicy and as if I were running down the street laughing my head off. If you can remember doing that? You might like this drink. That’s about my take. 1000% recommend you get a case for your 4th of July. Next up: a little nano cocktail. To your health!!! #ihavethisthingwithflowers #botanyismyjam #thisdrinkcomesfromaflower #thatsallyouneedtoknow #literallyflowersmakeyouhealthy #notanad #beenwaitingallmylife #forthissongtoplay
We did it! Better instruction, better pace, moderated chat, multiple successes....my dreams are right here on this farm making magic with YOU! I’m so appreciative for the support of Kerry @paperplantlady who moderated and welcomed with me! It feels so good to make something beautiful - friendships included 🤗🔥#zoomyourbloom #paperflowers #flowerandjane
Today’s live workshop social hour is about to start! Unless your name is @jo.gammans.dwyer there are no available tickets left for today. I will be doing the next Saturday workshop August 1, stay tuned. There are two intensives available now in July during the week. They are priced higher because I am going much slower. Please sign up if you’re interested in #zoomyourbloom with me in July! #paperart #papercraft #paperflowers #liveworkshop
Felt flowers! I received a kind note from @aventinesfeltflowers saying she was inspired by my recent field-grown-and-foraged fresh bouquet! It felt great to see her rendition!! Thanks for sharing Meagan 🌸✂️💯 #fridayflowers #feltflowers #libbyridgeblooms
The process for this foliage is posted in the previous post. Last day for SOLSTICE coupon on my masterclass in bio (this foliage is not in the masterclass however coloration and the diff between alcohol ink and watercolor is explicitly taught as an outcome). #papercraft #wildbuckwheat
Process and process. Wild buckwheat from the 2018 green church studio sessions. On my list pre-pandemic to make as a learning video. Just digging into the footage today and remembering the lovely process. The paper was Lia Griffith extra fine in Cypress. The final foliage looked splendid, I’ll find and post. #paperflowers
Here’s a little math problem 😆😇😅 I counted. What’s your guess? #bartzella #deconstruction #dsfloral #colortherapy #peonyaddict
Haven’t been out this pandemic except to Walmart a few times (masked and sanitized) and to see the doctor (also masked and sanitized). I had an appointment booked over the winter that was cancelled over and again. First a storm and then the fact we have one vehicle. We mostly make this work, yeah? I’m home all the day long and hubs gets out and does his wonderful thing. I’m grateful for sure to be safe at home. When I did get to the doctor a few weeks back (and God knew I needed THIS doctor) the fact that my endometriosis stage 4 is *running my life* was the main topic. After examining me and my records and listening to my story we decided the next step would be removal of reproductive organs. So first this isn’t a post for “oh poor you!” OR “you need to do X!” My plan is in place, my support network is gathering speed and my mindset is full of joy. This is a post about making hay while the sun shines! So many people comment “you’re so happy and sunny and you bring light!” It’s a choice and an effort. A decision to smile even when people say and do completely stupid and offensive or naively malignant behaviors. You should know I curse a LOT. Goodness gracious? Pain is so close to my heart it’s practically my best friend. Always calling and needing my attention. Lots of things don’t hurt because of the relative pain I carry daily. The dentist? Walk in the freaking park. I can’t say if the surgery will help, time will tell. I will say if after the surgery I’m still mouthy, then we will *know* it is my personality 🤗😆😇😎. I’ll be teaching my last workshop August 1 (not yet posted) and looking forward to teaching live in July (posted now, take a look). I’ll be making the latest Rose and Peony from July into video courses before my break. And I appreciate your support of my voice and my teaching and my ways. This is the full set from #7daybouquet - a beast of a course, beauty is complicated.
From #7daybouquet - not currently available to learn. A difficult course. Difficult instructions. Difficult flowers. At the end, a sense of victory. It’s okay to be difficult and complicated and beautiful. It is okay to be finding your voice. It is okay to be confused and upset about the way things are in this world. The flower doesn’t just appear; first the seed is buried in the ground. The flower doesn’t just appear; first the idea of it must translate through the brain and the hands. Ideas take time. Executing ideas takes time. Take the time. Take the time to feel the process of growing. And don’t let anyone tell you “you just showed up, why now?” The seed was planted long ago for the bloom to appear now.
Rose colored glasses ripped right off today. Imagine a world where you were always on the edge of uncomfortable. Just existing. If my words made you uncomfortable today I hope you can take that and run deep with it. Sit with it. I’m not perfect. I’m not virtuous. I’m mouthy. I’m a pain in someone’s ass usually all the time. I’m constantly asking questions. I wake up every day and the emotions are right there. It’s not a time to stay silent. Also, for what it is worth, I have a message to get out, not my message is: get out. Although in the words of the great Tupac, “just because you lost me as a friend, doesn’t mean you gained me as an enemy. I’m bigger than that. I still wanna see you eat, just not at my table.” Meaning, I understand maybe you’re not on board. Fine, the train is leaving. Have fun on your own little trip. If you’ve projected yourself into an inner safe circle of whatever this Instagram algorithm feeds you well, I’m here to tell ya! “Let the joy of the day that’s coming bud in your eyes like a new light. But that day that’s coming isn’t going to come: this is it.” Jaime Sabines. So get out there and make the noise that needs making. I’m just me, out here on a mountain in Maine!
Ready for it? I’ve been listening to many white friends telling me to not be so sensitive, to get over it, to read my history, etc. you know I even said to a few, I think we are probably done here, for now /block. Fact is today right now Breonna Taylor’s murderers are still not arrested. She was at home doing fuck all when cops came in on a no knock warrant and shot her dead. Excuse me, if it was my kid? I’m going to assume the momma bear 🐻 stance. If you would please take time right now and go to justiceforbreonna.org and STAND UP for this woman!! SHOW UP! And while I’m here swearing at you like the good tattooed cannabis smoking Christian I am, if you’re upset I’m using this space for something other than entertaining you with my beauty and my free stuff - the unfollow button is up above. I do not exist to entertain. I exist to change the way things are and make a new way. So pull up or pull away, I’m here to get this message out. Justice. If you posted a black square? Get on it. This trip is NOT over.
If you like this arrangement you’ll love to hear that the master class is available now with code SOLSTICE for $100 off. This course is far and away my most beloved (over 100 students) and the feedback I’ve had on it is phenomenal! Go read the feedback yourself by clicking on the course in my bio and seeing what others had to say and make from this course. And if you decide to make the magic too, be sure to tag #pureromancestudioflorabeane so we can see too! #paperflowers #love
When I started making flowers making the Bartzella was a huge challenge for me. I had no idea growing it would take years. Here’s my take on it using Dennison fine crepe from @rosemillestudio and a metallic green from @castleintheairstudio - enjoy. Yesterday’s post is from the garden; this is from the studio. #paperart #papercraft #crepepaperflowers #dsfloral #peony #bartzella #itoh Posted @withregram • @flowerandjane ‘Bartzella’ - recreated in paper after swooning over the peony plantings at the local botanical gardens four seasons in a row (ultimately we invested in ‘Lemon Chiffon’ for the first yellow peony planting on our farm @libbyridgeblooms ). I initially made this tutorial and rejected it - however in light of the week we are experiencing I thought it would be great to share now. Because my hubby is home Friday all day and we plan on marathoning GOT and turning off phones I’m posting the prompt early for #marchmeetthemaker - it is about marketing, and honestly for me the best way to market my work is with a high quality image. The heavy lifting is always done by the eyes. If you see it and you like it enough to evoke a response, even just a comment or a like, then my job is done. Visually, my marketing is botanically realistic lush paper florals. And if you’ve taken enough courses with me, you’ll know I also believe in the botanical minimum to satisfy the eye 🤗 Make one of these paper peonies yourself this week and tag me. Use what you have, and enjoy! #botanicalartist #paperflowers #crepepaperflowers #makesomethingwonderful #paperpeony #dsfloral #keepbusy #bartzella #heytheremaker #papernotpicked #psimadethis #crafttherainbow #learningisbestshared
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Season of light...happy Father’s Day to my dearest Pops @musqash who raised the second chapter of our family at @mustardseedfarmmaine ... a finer man you cannot find. If we were “at home” and it wasn’t “the time of Covid” we’d be admiring beach roses on the Atlantic OR he would be transplanting. Given the weather, probably the former. #whenyoureblessedyoureblessed #secondgeneration #farmer #thankspops
Shattered peony - follow @libbyridgeblooms for the blooms. For my next #zoomyourbloom live workshop next Saturday, this is the elusive peony butt! @paperplantlady will be moderating the back channel meaning you will have someone in the chat to answer all your questions or she will interrupt me! I love the remains of the peony post-petal. Shame it shattered however three days of 90s will turn any poof into a puddle. It’s pretty puddle indeed. #paperflowers #paperflowerinspiration #peony #partsofplants #botany #itsathing