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BB Podcast Episode 48: Lindsay Diminick

Oct 7, 2019

“Coming back to flowers after cancer had the potential of being too hard. I knew I couldn’t go back to designing alone. I needed colleagues. This is the only way I want to continue in floristy – with a supportive community, sharing, pushing each other to be great, to create art. Perhaps making it easier to create contingency plans is my small way of trying to return the favor of what this industry has given me.” – Lindsay Diminick

Today we’re visiting with Lindsay Diminick, owner of Yellow Twist Floral Design in Portland, Maine and cancer survivor/emergency plan educator to discuss:

  • her roundabout academic and career journey which circled back to the love of floral design she’d had since she was a teen
  • the gift of moving and getting to restart a business and what she did with that opportunity
  • how she utilized her time in cancer treatment to work on her business plan for Yellow Twist’s relaunch in a new city
  • coming back to floral design after cancer treatment with intention and mindfulness
  • how she’s made space in her life to honor what she’s been through
  • her belief that having a contingency plan creates choices for a designer during an emergency
  • how a contingency plan showcases professionalism and builds trust with clients


Memorable Moments: Lindsay’s Journey – Diagnosis to Remission                                                                                                    

Lindsay introduces herself at the Chapel Designers Conference in NYC 2016

The emotions of trying on the symbolic piece she created to honor her cancer journey

Walking the runway at the Chapel Designers Flora & Fauna Fashion Show in NYC wearing the piece she created – she would finish her chemo treatment the following day.

The piece Lindsay created for the Floral & Fauna Fashion Show 2018 benefiting pediatric cancer patients at Hope Flower Farm with Along Comes Hope.

Lindsay walks (with the confidence of a super model!) the runway once again to raise support and awareness for pediatric cancer at Hope Flower Farm with The Chapel Designers

Tri for a Cure in Portland Maine

Some of the teachers Lindsay credits for her ongoing floral design education:

See more of Lindsay’s work here:

Website | Instagram Facebook Pinterest


Lindsay’s family today


Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Coming in 2020:  International Workshop Experience in The Netherlands (April 5-11, 2020) with Sue Mcleary and Hanneke Frankema.  See the highlight video from Mayesh’s first international workshop which took place earlier this year in Quito, Ecuador. Mayesh is looking forward to creating more magical flower moments abroad with groups of passionate flower designers. Want to attend The Netherlands workshop? Click here for more info.


Guest Co-Host: Maggie Bailey | Bramble & Bee

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

Photo Credits:

Headshot: Rachel Buckely Photography, Autumn bouquet: Emily Delamater Photography, NYC Chapel Designer Conference: Amanda Dumouchelle Photography, Hope Flower Farm Fashion Show: Taken by Sarah, Spring bouquet: Julie K Gray Photography, Family photo: Grilled Cheese Family Photography

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