Friday, August 29, 2008

Whimsy floral design

I have wanted to blog about Whimsy for some time now ... this is a local floral designer that i really really admire! yes she is my competition but to be honest i dont mind one bit loosing any business to her! why? well better her then the others that i just dont understand ... and because of the talent! oh the talent! not to mention that she is the first person i recommend when i am booked or taking time off! visit her site here and her blog here .. enjoy some of her art work!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

sweet life in the valley

today i got an email from april ... a fellow blogger featuring studio stems. thats always flattering!

thanks april!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


occasionally studio stems creates a mourning piece for a funeral. it doesnt happen much, mostly because we dont advertise that we offer this service or market the funeral industry, none the less we find this work just as rewarding as any other. heart and emotions run deep at studio stems and we know what it means to mourn with those that mourn and also to have others mourn with us. the heart wreath was something i created for a friend who passed away at only 23 years old from cancer, she was an inspiration of strength and courage to me, 2004. the two table arrangements where for others i knew by association that passed on and the last fall spray was for my husbands best friend who passed away of cancer at the age of 27 in 2004.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

chelsea & chad ... funk & fun

my infamous fountaining tree in black with wired cymbidium orchids all over it - a bold sign in arrangement

garden centerpieces wrapped in horsetail

the bouquet - very similar to her sitting.

reception was at chantilly mansion in layton. centerpieces inside were in our classic tall glass v vase with black rocks at the base a cymbidium stem inside the vase and alternating colors of giant pomander balls with black curly willow adorning the top. these were fun and funky for me as a designer and artist and i am so grateful that chelsea respects and admires me enough as an artist to carry out some funk and then love it in return. also the simple yet modern accents for the buffet table and her cake that had nothing to do with me but everything to do with the ultimate design made by cakes by dawna.

chelsea and her family have been an inspiration and support to me personally and i want to publicly thank them. i am so grateful for great clients who become part of who i am as an artist and also as a friend. chelsea's dad shared some eloquent words of wisdom with me at the temple while we waited for chelsea and i also wanted to thank him for being who he is and the kind of example to get me closer to where i need to be in life.

this ends events for me for a few months. no worries i will be back in the game for the latter part of the year. in the meantime i will post some old work, some work that inspires me and some other wedding related stuff so stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

lindsay & jonny - simple & modern

a SPECIAL thanks and recognition to the talented mr. dustin izatt with digital izatt

lindsay & jonny's invites were custom designed by pink piggy designs

out of this wedding came many many good things. first and most importantly life long friends. Lindsay thank you for the sweet gift and card it means so much to me. Debbie in you i have found a soul sister, one who is extremely intune and spiritually amazing, i will forever be grateful that my talent has brought me such amazing gifts like friendship. it also brought me an opportunity to be my real artist self and express lindsay's style with complete freedom and few if any limitations. it was wonderful. this one goes down in my book as an all time fav.
PS see the discreet yet stunning and unique use of ping pong balls?