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Here's our latest newsletter, below, featuring guest designer Annita Bokobli, Christmas inspiration and industry news. If you think you'd enjoy more, just scroll to the bottom and Subscribe.

If you do subscribe, we'll give you a free copy of our latest (and first!) eBook, Five Ways to Add Impact to Your Floral Designs, and a 10% discount off any of our courses in the first quarter of 2023.

November News

Welcome to our November News.  Great floral design has continued to capture our attention this year, and looks set to continue until the end of 2022.  And as the year winds down, we're pleased to see a raft of floral design inspiration and opportunities opening up next year .... and beyond.

Current Inspiration

Have you visited our current online exhibtion yet, featuring the fascinating and intricate work of Western Australia's own Annita Bokobli?  Nine works are featured in a gallery presentation entitled Juxaposition - each highlighting the interplay between strength and delicacy in Annita's designing.  Click through here to view our Gallery and be inspired:

View 'Juxtaposition' - by Annita Bokobli

Imminent Inspiration

Join us soon!

We are launching our new, online observational workshop program soon - Festive Thinking.  Watch, learn and enjoy .... the format involves a video tutorial, eBooks, a design discussion (live or recorded) and more.  It can be accessed at your convenience from 14 November through until the end of January.

For the program I will be presenting two festive design concepts, based around star shapes, and offering multiple versions of each concept.  Inspired by this video presention, a small team of invited Designers will produce star-themed festive compositions.  In a follow up design discussion, I will review these contributed designs, offering my perspectives on alternative creative decisions, different technical solutions and potential improvements or possible adaptations.

It's sure to be information rich, exciting and inspiring.
Included in the AUD$35.00 registration fee:

  • Video tutorial  (access to 30 January 2023)
  • Two (2) eBooks based on the tutorial concepts  (download & keep)
  • Design discussion (access to 30 January 2023)
  • Detailed discussion notes  (download & keep)
Information & Registrations - Festive Thinking

2023 Inspiration

We have just released our first round of course dates for 2023 - with learning opportunities for everyone who creates with flowers.

The three designs above are discussion examples I created during past courses and showcase a small glimpse of the possible styles and approaches included in the courses.

Registrations are open now for intakes starting in January and February 2023.
Design Directions - explore various design styles while we experiment with the various ways proportions can be directed.
One Container, Five Elements - take one container and use it repeatedly across five design tasks, each time with a different focus on one of five elements of design.
Design Solutions - work with very limited variety in plant materials across a range of practical tasks - working with less to learn more, and to create more impact with your design choices.

You can find more information for each course here:

Design Directions
One Container, Five Elements
Design Solutions

Future Inspiration

Here are a few exciting events, dates and links to ensure you have some floral design inspiration on the horizon.  Maybe I'll meet you there?

Australian Floral Art Association National Convention - 6 to 9 July, 2023 on Australia's beautiful Sunshine Coast.  Exhibits, demonstration, workshops and more.

AFAA National Convention 2023

Interflora World Cup - 7 to 9 September 2023, Manchester, UK.  International design inspiration at its best.  Available via live stream for those who cannot be there in person.

Interflora World Cup 2023

World Championship Floral Art - 26 to 31 August 2025, The Hague, The Netherland.  Hosted by Florint and the Royal Dutch Florist Association - an edition of the famous 'Europa Cup' on an even greater global level.

World Championship Floral Art 2025

More Inspiration

It was not so long ago that we launched our first eBook - Five Ways to Add Impact to Your Floral Designs - and the response has been super positive.  Haven't seen it?  It's available via the link below.  Ample inspiration at a great price - AUD$9.95.

You can purchase Five Ways to Add Impact to Your Floral Designs here for $9.95 - or scroll down to the subscribe button, and get it for free!

Purchase Here

Social Inspiration

You can always find a lot more inspiration on our social media accounts.  Perhaps you are already following us?  If not, click the links below to our accounts and enjoy the creative output from our various floral activities.

Facebook - Flower Thinking
Instagram - Flower Thinking
Pinterest - Flower Thinking
Facebook - Mark Pampling Floral Designer
Instagram - Mark Pampling

I'd love to have your questions about our offerings or how Flower Thinking can help you reach your own floral design goals.

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