Lovely lovely paper ranunculus from Jasmina at @papermeadowstudio - check her feed for a pile of #pureromancestudioflorabeane - and don’t forget to sign up for the solstice class this week so you can make flowers from my master class all summer! You get access to all the videos at once (ten hours of instruction) and can substitute materials (I used doublette paper but many have subbed 180!) One of the highlights of the course is coloration with watercolors and alcohol inks so be sure you have a stash of colors at the ready!
Stunning interpretation of #pureromancestudioflorabeane by Johanna of @black_tree_designs - and if you want to grow your creative and technical talents like Johanna, then enroll in the solstice Pure Romance paper flower masterclass linked in my profile. I’m calling it the class of light! Take your paper flowers and artistic arranging up a level, work at your own pace with your own materials, and watch the wonder unfold through this scaffolded series of lessons increasing in difficulty. Your skills and confidence will bloom! I opened this class with a unique payment plan - my lowest payment plan to date over the longest period of time, and then you own the master class forever and for good! There are 30 spots open in this class. As a special bonus I will be doing live interviews with the experienced reviewers just for members of the solstice class. Let the sun shine - we all grow!
Alert! Alert! All kinds of sunshine today! This gorgeous bouquet was done by Vanessa of @vanessasnyders - from #pureromancestudioflorabeane And here’s the big news- Pure Romance Paper Flowers master class will be available this week - through solstice!! Do you want to be a part of the class of light? I opened this class up with a specific payment plan so that people who have been itching to get started have a way to dive in! Ten hours of video, three ferns, five flowers, closed-captioned and with lessons on arranging at the end. The enrollment to the solstice course will close next Sunday, check my bio for the direct link. It’s online learning, crafting #paperflowers a la Florabeane, allllll summer long. I’ll be in my church studio this week! See you soon!
Very grateful for the advice of @skyfallflowers who told me to plant my dahlia tubers before we left for a month. Thank you!! Most are up!
Three years ago today my husband picked me a lupine flower and drove us over to the hospital for a quick c-section. Now my baby is three! We picked a big bucket of flowers for her party, all but the carnations from the farm. Three years! The time has flown by!
Sharing ‘the Melony’, so named for one of my summer patrons last year @sweetpapermagnolias - she even came to visit me in my church studio ❤️ This sculpture has those roses everyone adores plus purple peonies and my favorite foliage, wild buckwheat. It’s available at @thegoodsupply which is located “down in Bristol”-if you are lucky enough to find yourself on the coast of Maine this summer, you’ll have to make time to see the shop! I’m off to prepare a birthday celebration for my little world traveler who turns three this weekend-back next week with some live sessions! Don’t want to miss a live? Subscribe in profile.
Ask me how re-entry is going 😂
The best part of going away is coming home again.
Returned, to the land of my ancestors. I’m a descendant of Samuel Eddy, who came over to Plymouth Colony in 1630 on the Handmaid during the Great Puritan Migration. Feels good to be home. Now to get off the plane. Also I’ve never been so grateful for pockets. Thank you @mamahenspage for a kickass traveling tunic.
Last day in Portugal, fruits of combined labor. I’m going sleep a bunch this week in Maine, throw a party over the weekend for my almost-three-year-old, and will be back next week LIVE finishing up a @cartefinicrepepaper flower box project I started before I left, as well as more fun summery stuff! If you want to check out my live videos without having to actually catch me here - subscribe in profile! It’s going to be a super delicious season of making beautiful things! Live!
May your Monday be full of beauty! The flowers in this flatlay were arranged into a sculpture that is at @thegoodsupply in Bristol. They opened for the season June 1! Go say hi! ❤️❤️
More memories from last summer! Cannot wait to get back into that church. These two marble slabs were outside against the church foundation. My studio landlord said I could use them for my photos, in fact anything I wanted to use I could. Cue the next day and me dragging a weathered door out of the ditch behind the church where it had lain for many years. My backgrounds are all serendipities and a willingness, on my part, to drag things out of a ditch or spend three hours scrubbing marble with a toothbrush. Posted @withrepost • @florabeane Pieces of a dream! I have two studio days left before finishing the work for my first exhibit. Six pieces have been delivered - that was a swell feeling! I keep hearing from people that they are coming to the opener-also feels good! For those of you not familiar with Maine geography, my studio is in the foothills and the show is a few hours east on the coast of Maine (where I used to work and live and where my better half grew up). So it’s a nice confluence of mountains-and-the-sea friends.
Isn’t she beautiful? Marlene is probably the fastest-learning student I’ve ever had! She is an artist in her own right. She hand-beads bikinis for a family business called @laspepasart and as long as I’ve known her, she has sewn, hand-painted, and hand-beaded clothing and bags. In fact I attended a family wedding for one cousin Itala back in 1993, in a dress Marlene made for me, black and white with polka dots over a big swirly skirt. I felt like a princess. Beautiful @anama0946 - so glad we could share this special day. Now go and teach the rest of the family at home when you return!
Last June! My first paper foliage in my little church studio! When I return this month to Maine I will be moving back into the space in town for the warmer months. This allows me to spread out, and dream big! Raise your hand if your studio is a corner of the house, boxes of supplies in rotation, and high shelves to keep certain tools out of toddler hands? To be sure, the church studio I rent is also filled up with storage items belonging to others, but I get more than a corner, and I can blissfully walk away and leave whatever is on the bench as-is. It’s also located near people, businesses, the proverbial center of town. Being an artist can be isolating if you let it (and desire it to be). I like my in-town studio - last summer’s cadence led to some beautiful work. I wonder what this summer will bring? Also, will there be a taco truck? I’m hoping @207farms might install a juice bar? One can dream. See you soon, from the green church. (If you look at the background here, you can tell from the cracking paint where I am - ⛪️ ).
Received many questions this week on inks and coloring! You can make your own inks with bits of crepe and alcohol. That’s what I did here. I used a cookie sheet with raised sides and colored the whole fold at once (wait for it to dry a bit before touching or unfolding it). These papers went to the wonderful artists who attended my April workshop @studio_still_life - what a fun time that was! Hope this helps you makers get to making! Posted @withrepost • @florabeane Spring, Maine, and all I want to do is color pretty papers all day (and share with my studio patrons). It took ten minutes to pack the bottles with scraps and add an alcohol/water mix. Tomorrow I’ll add another layer, more nuance. Today was much like Neruda’s line from that book of questions: and who asked springtime for its kingdom of clear air? ——————— XVII Have you noticed that autumn is like a yellow cow? And how later the autumnal beast is a dark skeleton? And how winter collects so many layers of blue? And who asked springtime for its kingdom of clear air? Te has dado cuenta que el Otoño es como una vaca amarilla ? Y como la bestia otoñal es luego un oscuro esqueleto ? Y como el invierno acumula tantos azules lineales ? Y quien pidió a la Primavera su monarquía transparente? —Pablo Neruda . . . #poet #maker #artist #florist #paperflowers #maine #florabeane #process #neruda #inspired #seasonal #learning
Did my last post tease you a tad? Here’s the results of the paper tulips and paper roses with alcohol inks course if you follow it completely as filmed and with the supplies noted. Don’t forget to tag #loveflorabeane when you’ve made up these pretties. I love botanical realism in paper flowers! I’m guessing if you invest in the course, you do too! Nothing stiff or stuffy about these paper flowers. Perfectly imperfect, manipulated, and nuanced. And the Dennison paper used for the paper roses ages nicely, over time-the petals will “wilt” if exposed to humidity. To be honest my wilted Dennison roses are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. You can always use doublette though, if you want them to retain structure for the duration. #paperflowers #dsfloral
Dab dab dab, twist twist twist, pose and smile! Had a request for this course to come back so here it is, my most popular course of 2018. I’ll list it for a few days in my profile link for you-and then it will be gone again. Look for the templates linked in the course from @bloominpaperpetals and of course you should look for the inks at @paperflowersupplies and @rosemillestudio has the paper kits! Paper tulips and paper roses never looked so good! Remember when working with alcohol inks you must protect your skin with gloves and ventilate your workspace (never work in a closed space!) Looking forward to seeing the tulips and roses that bloom from this! #paperflowers #teachmepaperflowers
Can I get a collective WOW? Typically my #papernotpicked_feature curated from #papernotpicked shares four artists. Today it is alllll Kerry of @paperplantlady. Her work is simply fantastic, and everyone should go and follow her NOW. Brava Kerry for understanding the essence of the tag and creating such magic with your hands. I’m constantly fooled by your work. #paperflowers #paperartist #paperplantlady #paperartistcommunity #rising #dsfloral #dscolor #fabulous #handmade #abmlifeiscolorful