Myself I thought it maybe a fun hobby to add to my gardening.
Now it is close to obsession (smiling) It has been some of the best anti-depressant found in my opinion.
The Guild has been a second family to me since I started and I wanted to know even more about who I was talking to and sharing with.
With these interviews I am also reaping much more than some fabulous tips . I am learning about the people behind the art.
I was in awe when I read this next interview . Suzanne is really sharing her art in a positive way.
Where are you from?
Cape Cod Massachusetts
How Long have You been with World Wide Pressed Flower Guild ?
How Long have You been doing Pressed Flower Art ?
Do you remember the first thing you pressed ?
wildflowers from the roadside & wild grape vine tendrils. I loved the delicate way they curled.
What's your favorite mediums /materials?
My art is a blend of fine line pen & ink design with pressed flowers added.
What is your favorite Flower to Press and How do you do it?
My favorite flowers to press are Delphinium and Larkspur. They are almost foolproof and never seem to fade whether your working with the Japanese vacuum sealing method or the framing standards from the
Pressed Flower Guild of Great Britain. My favorite way of pressing is using the desiccant pads from Japan. They are failure free!
Please Feel free to tell us about your work, inspiration, and thoughts with us too.
I became interested in designing with pressed flowers as a way to combine my two favorite creative mediums; gardening and drawing.
I joined the Pressed flower Guild of Great Britain in 1989 and learned much from their members. Soon after I was introduced to Nobuo Sugino from Japan who spent the day with me in on Cape Cod sharing our different techniques of drying and assembly. I was invited by the International Pressed Flower Society to teach my techniques in Japan
and Taiwan to their students. and had my design work published in the first edition of International Pressed Flower Art Book printed in Japan. It was about this time that Kate was starting the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild which I quickly joined.
By profession I am a psychiatric nurse and Alzheimer's Specialist. I am now developing programs which use art as a medium to help those with Alzheimer's reconnect to their memories.
Where can we find your work ? web ,blog , shops ,etc
Arts and Alzheimers
Please share tips ?
Tell stories that You want people to know about the guild and pressed art.
In my research I have learned that the flower is a very powerful tool for healing. Whether one gardens, designs with real or artificial flowers, uses aromatherapy, creates with pressed flowers, paints, or views artwork containing flowers the eye sees the visual symbol of the flower which causes positive healing energy to be released in the brain. My goal is to use my research with flowers to develop programs that use floral design as a way to create a sense of wellness within
each person and connect them to the beauty of the natural world they live in.
I hope You enjoyed reading this interview as much as I did ?
It was very inspiring to me . Please come back for our next
Heirloom Barbara Hallman!
As always Peace and Happy creating.