One of our missions here at flower is to democratize flowers…to make anyone feel comfortable creating with flowers, whether they are a novice or professional. For this reason, we love teaching flower arranging workshops!
This week we taught women at the YWCA of Central Alabama how to create a bright and springy arrangement for Easter. As is the case in many workshops, the women were initially a bit intimidated by the flowers and supplies sitting in front of them. I watched their wary faces as flower Contributing Editor Sybil Sylvester demonstrated the arrangement. I saw their looks of doubt as the women began working on their own arrangements. And then—my very favorite part of every workshop—I began to hear, “Come look at this!” and “How am I doing? This looks pretty good, right?” I turned around and the woman who had told me in no uncertain terms that she was not going to be able to do this, was contentedly snipping roses and admiring her work.
The workshop participants left with smiles on their faces and pretty arrangements to keep for themselves or share with a friend. And the flower girls also left with smiles on our faces, and a reminder of the uplifting power of beauty and flowers.