You may not have heard of it on this side of the country, but February 28th is FLORAL DESIGN DAY (at least it is in Massachusetts). In 1995, Governor William F. Weld proclaimed in part…
WHEREAS Flowers and their design have been appreciated and enjoyed throughout the world since prehistoric times and…
WHEREAS Floral design is a unique art form, utilizing natural media and applying such variables as line, balance, color, foam density, aprons with or without embroidered logos, structure, symbolism, and Merlin Olsen and…
WHEREAS Through floral design, individuals are able to express many emotions including love, sympathy, friendship and hope, and…
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera until most everyone in the crowd had nodded off.
So just how does one take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance? Here are a few of my suggestions:
Visit some flower shops. Compare and contrast the styles of floral designs and the materials used. How are they similar? How are they different? Write a 900 word essay, double spaced, on the difference between designs in independently owned flower shops and those seen in Hallmark movies.
Check out any flower shop web site other than Incahoots.biz. Add hundreds of dollars of items to the shopping cart and then abandon it
Go to your local museum. Look for paintings containing flowers and floral art. Make remarks to anyone present about how your 4 year old preschooler could do better.
Send flowers to someone you love. Send flowers to someone you may not be close to. Give some flowers to your boss. Give some flowers to the boss of someone you may not be close to. Or not.
Take your local florist to lunch. Make sure you bring back a doggie bag with enough for everyone in the shop.
Buy some books with pictures of Floral Art. Color in them.
Try your hand at making a few floral designs yourself. Find an old Pepsi cooler. Secure a 5-year triple net lease and open your own shop.
Grab the ad in ShopLocal Magazine and come get a Free Flower Bouquet at Incahoots.
Well, at least one of those may be a good idea.