Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's springtime in the SLC

Ahhh....the spring wedding. It seems like spring is in and out of here in a flash. While spring is my favorite season, most brides are a little skittish to book weddings in March, April and May when they can guarantee better weather in June. HOWEVER, I love my spring brides because I get to work with all my favorite flowers like peonies, ranunculas, parrot tulips, and viburnum. One might expect to see vibrant colors this time of year, but I really love the romance of the white and green bouquet. So gorgeous, just like the blushing spring bride.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Art in Bloom - UMFA

It's been 3 years since the last Art in Bloom, but spring has sprung at the University of Utah Fine Arts Museum. This is the 2nd time StellaPosy has participated and while the permanent art collection at the museum is incredible, I was leaning toward a piece that was 'newer' and more modern.

Thus, I chose the oil painting Rooftops, Red Warehouse by American John Button (1929-1982). I loved the colors and the contrast of the industrial city scape up against the soft sky.

Hydrangeas seemed like the logical choice to represent the pillowy clouds (duh!), but I needed a container that was industrial, preferably made of steel, to complement the painting. All in all, I just love this juxtaposition between the hard lines of the building/container versus the soft, airy feel of the clouds/hydrangeas.