I picked it up fast and started taking on my own weddings as 'homers' and decided to make something of it. I quickly found my niche as woodland and rustic, foraged and wild! I love everything woodlandy - wild foraged greens, fresh moss, branches, delicate flowers... huge flowers, crazy messy bouquets and canopies of green that frames a perfect wedding ceremony! Bringing the outdoors in.
My illustration work started from designing my wedding invites back in 2011, it ignited a passion i didnt know existed! I slowly started to develop my style and again fell automatically into wild and lots of woodland scenes, drawing trees, hillsides, stags and leaf designs. Constantly doodling on small bits of paper and sitting up in bed sketching as my husband slept. I had so many ideas, almost like i was making up for lost time! In amongst my weddings, i do custom stationary designs for couples and am forever drawing trees and experimenting with different styles and ways to paint! Im in the process of updating my store and will be adding lots of new designs soon.
One thing that i have always felt passionate about is my love for Scotland, this is something that comes accross in my work, both floristry and art. I am forever planning trips up the Scottish coasts and i know im my most free, my most wild and completely at home when im travelling through the breathtaking hills and vast forests of my home. Im forever creating miniature woodland settings based on Scottish scenes, or wild woodland canopies foraged from forests nearby - i love nothing more than to surround myself with the beauty of Scotland! (also obsessed with the Outlander books!)
I'm always working on new ideas, new creations and ways to get out whatever i have in my head into a design, but between flowers, photography and Illustration artwork - Im a happy wee soul.
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I can't remember a time when I didn't love trees and the outdoors. I moved a lot growing up, in fact I think I'm on my 22nd house just now! We mostly lived in old houses which came with big messy gardens, unkept and wild, and woods close by. Almost all my memories of playing as a child involve climbing trees, making dens out of sticks and rummaging in fields finding mice and voles! I feel priviledged that I had such a good childhood and experienced what it is to be free. So this is where my love started.
I stumbled across a floristry job in looking for work, i'v been in and out of jobs for years in care work, nannying, and cafes. As soon as i started, i knew this was the right place for me. It turned out to be the perfect outlet for my creativity!