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Hello flower lovers - welcome to Autumn 17. So grateful for all the positive feedback to our Summer Issue – thank you. Like fashion, nature’s changing seasons bring exciting new colour palettes, styles, concepts and opportunities to enjoy and be inspired by. From art, to flower shops, to gatherings, the home, markets, gardens, fashion, styling, holidays, events, love, celebrations, commiserations and so many more aspects of our lives – flowers and nature appear – they bring life – colour – beauty and enjoyment in so
protea / welcome / letter from the editor
many forms and situations.
Our collective Autumn contributors are all incredibly talented, living in Australia, sharing an intense respect and love of nature – it’s beauty - coupled with a passion for design, art, creativity and we thank them all for sharing their images, designs and words. We have also included a few pages this issue of floral gifting – floral themed gifts – perfect treats for oneself, a loved one or inspiration for Mother’s Day in May perhaps.
Enjoy + feel happy Sonya Gardiner
MY LIFE IN FLOWERS
MY LIFE IN FLOWERS
Rebecca Grace 1986 - Start my floral journey working for Perth Florist Angela Broad. I was also working in a fish shop, cafe & a French Restaurant while studying Politics/English at UWA 1989 -
Worked as a full time florist while
also getting a post grad in Photography at ECU. 1994 - Started doing my own freelance work as Natural Art Flowers, working from home & also started my masters in fine art which Iâ€™ve never completed 2002 - 2003 - Had two beautiful children while still climbing ladders, trees & living the floral life. 2009 - Too crazy at Home, opened our studio in Claremont, a big space which we immediately filled with all our crap. 2017 - OMG! still going strong working hard & juggling life & trying to create beauty.
Foraged flora + foliages Annabelle Hickson
Natural, organic, simplicity – these were
The biggest challenge of this installation
the key inspiration words to dress the
was getting enough cotton to make
woolshed of close friend Julie Harpham
an impact in the huge shed, and that
last Autumn for a special gathering, a
involved utes and tarps and serious
dailys workshop welcome dinner.
secateurs and sweat under that late
I loved creating this cotton cloud of
summer sun on the black soil plants.
beauty to dine under complete with a
We cut and stacked and cut and stacked
scattering of crunchy autumn leaves
and after what felt like hours we stood
under foot with friend and fellow stylist
back and looked at our efforts – we had
Caitlin Melling – I especially loved the
barely made a dent in the huge cotton
fact that my husband grew the cotton
field. But it seems to me anything really
– but let me tell you the picking of the
fabulous has a degree of difficulty,
cotton was not for the faint hearted.
and I am so glad we did it.
Annabelle Hickson : Words and images |
Keep up to date with Annabelle online @annabellehickson
FLORALS + ART
FLORALS + ART
MORGAN ALLENDER : PAINTINGS FROM NATURE
Morgan Allender is a South Australian painter, designer and writer. Her hauntingly beautiful botanical works are inspired by an ongoing interest in the human connection with the natural world. For the last 5 years, Morgan has run floral design studio The Tenth Meadow. She has recently put the floral business aside to immerse herself in her paintings full-time. View Morganâ€™s paintings and available works at morganallender.com Follow Morganâ€™s painting studio and garden @tenthmeadow
Jardine Hansen ardent lover of flora + nature @jardinebotanic
Words + Florals : Jardine Hansen Images : Luisa Brimble Location : Glenmore House /28
TO THE SEA
I have always adored Autumn, even more so when we moved to the Blue Mountains and then to Tasmania where you really feel the change in season on the turning air. Days are so crisp and bright. Foliage gracefully colouring and later falls, to crunch under your boots. It feels like Autumn is the salubrious reward for making your way through the heat of summer and it forces you to take notice, itâ€™s a glorious blaze of colour. The colour is actually caused by chlorophyll decreasing in the leaves, triggered by the shorter days and cooler nights. It all just happens around us, plants doing their thing. Try to make some time to inspect some leaves if you can, you wonâ€™t be disappointed. And eat an apple. Love
Florals : @trillefloral Images : @eloisejenkinsx
Location : @wildaestheticflowers
back cover, courtney picture with protea with white backgrounf
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Published on Apr 7, 2017
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