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Artist in Bloom: Color Pencil Still Life by Aili

One of the most rewarding things for me is inspiring and teaching a young artist. Aili is my current student taking private lessons and in today’s session we worked with colored pencils and drew a fresh floral arrangement still life. Aili is really starting to understand how to rough in a sketch (we use white [read more]

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Kio + Ryan Alexander Events = Breathtaking Booth Decor!

I literally just got back from doing floral for the Ryan Alexander Events booth at Indie Wed today. Lauren LePine (owner of Ryan Alexander Events) and I have been talking for months about the decor for her booth, and seeing it all come together today was just breathtaking. I made one of the best pieces [read more]

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Inviting Paper: Chicago-Style Invitations

I have been working on these awesome Chicago-themed invitations for one of my couples who are getting married this April. Pieces include a map on paper, reception and accommodations cards on light cardstock, reply postcard on heavy cardstock, invitation mounted to black shimmer cardstock and white envelopes with addresses hand-written in calligraphy. A very chic-Chicago [read more]

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Another Winter Wonderland Tablescape

Today we have some more Winter Wonderland photos (these ones were taken by Tara Etrheim Photography) featured on WeddingChicks. We did a simple but elegant wintery tablescape using random vases and bottles and a silver candelabra with floral elements. The linen was a beautiful crinkly white bichon provided by The Chair Couture. There are also [read more]

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Spectacular Decor for a Posh Hotel Arista Reception

Joanna and Luke were married at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and had their reception at the posh, new, boutique hotel Hotel Arista in Naperville. Their colors were black, ivory and burgundy with touches of light pink. Flowers included roses, dahlias, peonies, spray roses, orchids, ranunculus, lisianthus, hydrangea, and amaranthus. This was one of the most [read more]

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