Hello everyone , Jacki is our Vice President of the WWPFG.
I hope You enjoy her interview and Please leave comments !
Where are you from?
I am a life long resident of Massachusetts. I grew up in a small town west of Boston, Weston, and having been living in Peabody, north of Boston for 40 years.
How Long have You been with World Wide Pressed Flower Guild ?
I joined the Guild in 2002
How Long have You been doing Pressed Flower Art ?
I started in the late 1990's
Do you remember the first thing you pressed ?
I pressed a fern to use on a calligraphy piece
What’s your favorite mediums /materials?
I like working on watercolor paper, but also on my handmade papers and hand marbled papers
What is your favorite Flower to Press and How do you do it?
I often use Cellestine's presses, but also desiccant board and good old phone books. I press a lot of hydrangeas, fall leaves, and birch bark, but I really press most anything that I can from my yard and from a nearby park.
Please Feel free to tell us about your work, inspiration, and thoughts with us too.
I love doing landscapes. It has been the Guild classes that I have taken that have taught me so much. Also I try to enter competitions as they make me concentrate on details and on doing pictures that I always thought impossible for me to do.
Where can we find your work ? web ,blog , shops ,etc
I sell my work in 2 stores-
Sisters We Three in Newburyport, MA
and the other is Local Collection in Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, MA.
I do not have a web site yet- it's on the to do list!
Please share tips ?
1. Take classes. It is so helpful to learn from the masters!
2. Be patient and keep at it.
3. Enter a competition. It pushes you to do more than you thought possible!
Tell stories that You want people to know about the guild and pressed art.
Being a member of the Guild has changed my life in many ways. I never took an art class, but I now consider myself an artist. I have met and learned from pressers from around the world. The pressed flower community is full of generous and talented people, so many of whom have taught me life lessons. I have traveled to places in this country that I never thought I would see. I even went to China because of pressed flowers!!
Wow , I never get bored doing these interviews . Even though the Questions are always the same , the Answers are so different and interesting.
Add the great pictures and it's exciting to see what will come next !
As always Thanks for stopping by and please let us know what you think?
Peace and Happy Pressing
This Blog will be a place dedicated to interview the Wonderful Flower Pressers and Artists around the world that use 'Pressed Flowers" as part of their medium .
Let the world see What kind of " Art" can be made from it!
Please let me know if You would to do an interview too or know someone ?
Come back often and Peace and Keep on Pressing...