Oh my goodness! So much going on this month. With the business, with my day job, and in the world. It’s enough to drive a girl to hoard TP! Lol. Nope…not me.
I don’t talk about the day job here…but let’s just say it’s been crazy busy and leave it at that. As for what is going on in the world…ugh…I can’t even. So on to the pretty stuff. I think we can all focus on that right about now.
Twice this month I was given the honor of designing tribute flowers. I love designing tribute flowers because it’s something that honors the person that passed away. Even if I’ve never met them, I feel a connection and truly blessed to have been a part of their story for this brief moment in time. I’d like to think that the flowers bring solace to the bereaved, giving them something beautiful to look at as they grieve.
So here’s what I’ve been doing this month.
The first celebration of life was for a friend’s uncle. The request was for table arrangements using wildflowers and a tall vase arrangement for the food table. I was able to work with the most beautiful anemones and ranunculuses (ranunculi?…I think it’s just ranunculus…kind of like moose). It’s always fun to work with flowers that are in season locally.
The second was a funeral service, for a friend’s grandmother, that unfortunately was cancelled due to the virus outbreak, but the family still wanted the pieces for the private viewing. I was asked to make a standing spray (on an easel) from the grandchildren and great grandchildren and the lid spray from her daughter. I need to tell you this secret…I was a little nervous as I haven’t done either of these styles since I was in school…so I had to really dig deep to remember what I needed to do. Success though! Pink roses were grandma’s favorite, so that’s what she got…roses and a lot of pink.
Needless to say, all events that I have scheduled are currently cancelled…ok so it was one class, but this really puts me in limbo for the Mother’s Day Pop Up as I will need to decide to move forward or not. However, I don’t want to think about this sheltering going on longer than a few weeks and therefore, I will prepare for the Pop Up Shop as I normally would and will hope that I get to see you all on May 9th.
I’m also preparing for a few festivals/shows in the summer. Keep an eye out for more info on those.
I have a new logo. Or should I say, I finally have a logo!! It’s simple, clean and versatile. I have two versions. One with the flower and one without. You should start seeing it on my marketing material soon. What do you think of it?
The remodeled website is in it’s planning stage and I’m getting very excited about the new look. Can’t wait for you all to see it!
OK — now you have the skinny in all that is going on in the Marmalade Sky world.
As always, I’d love to hear from you, so drop me a note anytime. Stay safe out there.
May your day be filled with love, happiness, and flowers!