SUMMER CALLIGRAPHY & FLORAL DESIGN WORKSHOP LONGVIEW TX

watercolor fern place cards

Watercolor ferns and handwritten names adorned the place cards made for each of the ladies at the calligraphy & florals workshop with Ink + Flora at the Timber Bloom Design studio in Longview, TX.  

workshop catering hick and frog bistro longview texas

Rashell, from Timber Bloom Design, and I held our first ever collaborative workshop together in Longview, TX.  Her studio is the perfect setting for a creative gathering.  The day was just perfect!  We started out with a delicious lunch from Hick and Frog Bistro and moved right into the modern brush pen calligraphy portion of the workshop. 


My favorite part of teaching workshops is the encouragement and cheerleading that each of the attendees gives one another!  It is a sweet reminder that there is just so much good in the world!  

brush pen calligraphy workshop
 Those big beautiful mugs were filled with delicious fresh brewed coffee from Silver Grizzly Espresso.  

Those big beautiful mugs were filled with delicious fresh brewed coffee from Silver Grizzly Espresso.  

After we wrapped up the calligraphy portion of the workshop, we took a coffee and cookie break.  Ya'll.  The cookies from Edible Art Cakes and Cookies were just about as big as your face!  And the coffee from Silver Grizzly Espresso was just the right pick-me-up that we needed to start the next leg of the workshop!  
 

Rashell did an amazing job teaching the ladies how to create a floral cuff using a brass bracelet and moss as the base.  Dried blooms, fresh blooms, and succulents were spread amongst the tables to be used in building the cuff - giving the attendees free reign to tap into those creative juices and make their own magic!  

flora cuff design
   The creativity and buzz that was alive in the room while the ladies were making their floral cuffs     was     mesmerizing!    

The creativity and buzz that was alive in the room while the ladies were making their floral cuffs was mesmerizing!  

Right before we finished for the day, our sweet photographer friend Ashley Hill took pictures of everyone's beautiful cuffs - and even took some friend and "class" photos!  How fun is that?!

floral cuff design longview
floral cuff design longview texas

 

Look at all those beautiful floral cuffs - and sweet new friendships made!

There was such a great response to this workshop and the attendees were asking when we were going to host another one -- so we set a fall workshop date on the spot! 

Pumpkin spice and everything nice!  Fall is just the best time to celebrate with new friends and make creative magic together.  Our next workshop is going to be AMAZING and just the most fun way to usher in the fall season.  Rashell is going to be teaching a floral design class using succulents and pumpkins - the perfect centerpiece for your fall tablescape.  I will be teaching a fun and whimsical lettering class using a paintbrush and watercolor paint!  And together, we will letter a sweet sentiment that will be fun to display amongst your fall home decor.  

I would tell you to mark your calendar for November 10, 2018, from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, but we have already SOLD OUT!  We are honored and tickled pink that so many of you ladies are making time in your busy schedules to create magic with us!  

Don't be sad if you missed getting a spot, or that the date just didn't jive with your calendar - Rashell and I are already scheming another workshop for early 2019!  Head to the website and sign up to receive my newsletter for first dibs on seats!  It's going to be a good one (of course it is, right?!) 

https://inkandflora.com/

As always, keep an eye on  Instagram, and Facebook for updates and news!  

It's been good talking to ya!  

PS.  If you are local to Longview or happen to be passing through, please check out the fab vendors that participated in our workshop!  

Vendor Credits:
Hick & Frog Bistro
Edible Art Cakes and Cookies
Silver Grizzly Espresso
Ashley Hill Photography
Timber Bloom Design

  The gang's all here!  We had the most lovely time and can't wait to get back together again!

The gang's all here!  We had the most lovely time and can't wait to get back together again!