First there was my little bouquet post from earlier this summer when I found and fell in love with a picture of a bouquet and had to recreate it for myself (above). Since then I’ve realized that what I’m really drawn to is a small sized bouquet with wild and/or native flowers and plants, and not so much the store bought commercial bouquets. It comes back to my love of the tall grass prairie.
Then, Poppy and Fern was one of those booths at Renegade that we would visit each year and ooh and aaah over, but when it came down to it, I wasn’t finding a piece that said Robyn all over it. This year I noticed a floral piece that was perfect for my sister because it had an orange flower, her favorite color. The artist, Rachel, informed us that these pieces were inspired by real life bouquets that she or her friends had gathered. Next thing I know she whipped out her phone and was showing me pictures of the real life bouquets behind each piece. How cool is that? The bouquets she was showing me were just how I like them, small and filled with native or wild picked flowers. I really loved these larger bouquet necklaces, but they were all tall, up and down, like a bouquet, and I would like it more if it were more of a landscape orientation than the portrait. I asked if they could swap the orientation of a necklace around so that I too could have a necklace that I loved and they didn’t hesitate. I was sold! That is my necklace, pictured above.
Then most recently I came upon the artist Alex Falkiner on instagram (alfalky) and she shared several photos that were tagged #tinyposie. It got me curious so I went through a lot of the pictures and discovered the first one was posted by her and she started the hashtag project and invited others to share their own tiny posie bouquets! There’s also a tumblr. I’m obsessed! Why did I have to find this out just as fall approaches?!
I thought I’d make my first attempt at contributing and went out and collected a bunch of little flowers. My tinyposie bouquet (above) is actually quite large compared to most, so I need to work on that. Also, it is not as easy at it looks. Do you realize how hard it is to keep these super tiny flowers positioned how you want them? I finally had to just accept that some were not going to face the way I wanted. And you have to work swiftly because flowers this small will wilt in a blink. Hopefully, this is just the first of many to come and I will get better, but in the meantime I will keep my eyes peeled on the hashtag and tumblr.
edit to add: I like the idea of making a tinyposie bouquet to commemorate certain events. Make one for your birthday, or make one on your vacation, etc., etc.