flowers + reading
I’m so excited to share my secret with you today! Françoise Weeks has offered a seat in her 3-day Wedding Design Workshop (October 7-9) at her Portland Studio to one lucky Botanical Brouhaha reader. All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post by Friday (May 10th) at noon (CDT). I’ll choose a winner by random drawing at that time and I’ll announce it shortly past noon on Friday.
For those of you who are not familiar with the amazing design work of Françoise Weeks, here’s a small sample…
Designers who attend Françoise’s workshops appreciate not only her passion and unique style, but also her kindness and humility while sharing her knowledge. Françoise loves teaching and it shows. She has a way of nurturing your creativity while instructing on mechanics and technique. I hope you’ll take a little time and read what some of Françoise’s past students have to say about their experiences in her workshops. I just have to share a couple…
“Françoise is truly an artist as well as amazingly business savvy, she shares all. Her esthetic concept is intoxicating and her wisdom over the years has taught her mechanics beyond the traditional. She most certainly thinks outside the box and never says no to any request, instead she embraces each challenge and is always determined to succeed. Her studio was like entering a safe zone where life outside didn’t exist. It was just a few ladies (new friends!) and we all soaked up as much as possible, every minute was cherished while time seemed irrelevant. There is no judgment (except our own…) and everyone is given the space to do what works best for them.”
“Françoise has a vast set of techniques, mechanics, and secrets to teach, but encourages you to pursue your own ideas when inspiration strikes. She works through projects with you, and assists with the simple mechanics so that you can focus your time and efforts on exploring designs and creating multiple pieces. I walked out of her workshop with a completely new style in my repertoire, and enough photos of my creations that I am already selling my new style to brides.”
Janet Martineau, Cincinnati, OH
A few details…
From Laurie at Fleurie who won a seat in Françoise’s workshop in our giveaway 2 years ago:
“She guides with a quiet manner and gives great practical advice. I have been in the floral industry for many years and came away with so many time and money saving tips, and a renewed spirit of creativity.
The area where the studio is located in is very pleasant for a person travelling alone; lots of walkers and bicyclists out. I stayed at a B&B which is a 5 minute walk to her studio, and there are many casual eateries and coffee shops just a few minutes away too. From the airport, the light rail and bus was an economical and easy way to get to my lodging.
I can’t wait to walk up the driveway, through the gate, into that wonderful studio, to be inspired again by Françoise!”
Note: The winner is responsible for travel and lodging expenses. The 3-day workshop is valued at $900.00.
Thank you, Françoise, for your generosity!
Have a great Monday, everyone…and leave a comment if you want an opportunity to study with Françoise…
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