Hello Everyone I am proud to say we are honored to introduce You to another Heirloom of the guild . Li is a very special lady who has also wore many hats in making the guild what it is today !
Where are you from?
Born in China, grow up in Taiwan, NY is home.
How Long have You been with World Wide Pressed Flower Guild ?
Since inception of the Guild
How Long have You been doing Pressed Flower Art ?
I started to pressed flower in 2000.
Do you remember the first thing you pressed ?
Not really. I pressed everything in sight at the beginning.
What's your favorite mediums /materials?
I like to use watercolor paper and thin paper such as mulberry paper.
What is your favorite Flower to Press and How do you do it?
is one of my favorite to press. Cut off each florets and press them in regular press or with desiccant board. The flowers picked on a rainy day should be dried off in a vase for few hours. A droopy hydrangea can be hydrated by immerse the whole flower in water for few hours; once the flowers are hydrated, dry off the water from the petal by putting the stem in a vase.
Please Feel free to tell us about your work, inspiration, and thoughts with us too.
Flowers and leaves themselves inspire me the most. Art work from my fellow pressers often gives me fresh idea too.
Where can we find your work ? web ,blog , shops ,etc
My website: http://www.pressedflora.com/
Please share tips ?
I have the "faded" flowers and leaves kept in a folder. Those off color material come in handy at times. For example, faded light pink dogwood petals have the right shade for a table top, a brown filled in nicely when a customer requested brown flowers which is jasmine turned brown in press.
The wild grape tendrils are easy to obtain and have beautiful curves. One simple use of them is illustrated in a thank you card.
The little wild grasses on the road are not to be ignored. They can serve as trees in landscape, also nice fillers.
The herb section in grocery stores provides a large selection of greens for picture all year around. I love them.
Tell stories that You want people to know about the guild and pressed art.
Members nicked named the Guild as a petal family. Petal family tells a lot about who we are. This is the place I grew up and matured as pressed flower person.
To support the conference competition in 2006, I challenged my self to do a sunset picture after a trip to Ghost Range, New Mexico, where painted the Pedernal. The petal sunset remained as a personal favor.
Other than flowers, I like to work with leaves too. Leaves have different texture and colors. The texture and colors are very helpful in creating landscape scenes. Soundview is an example of using leaves to create landscape scene.
Pressed Flower Art by Liming
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As always 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!
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