Amy Merrick Workshop

I have been searching around for a floral workshop for some time (liiike the better half of a year). Whatever, I am picky.  That and most of them cost a pretty penny, understandably. I am the last to complain about this because well, I am a florist myself and the good looking product isn't cheap- there is a big overhead in this business. I have been very selective about which one I am willing to invest in. There are so many talented florists out there, but she was on my dream workshop list.  Amy Merrick was one of the main designers who contributed to me taking floral design seriously. I hadn't seen anything like it before. Her work just made sense to me. 

The class took place at the Designlovefest studio in downtown LA. Heirloom LA provided the food/treats and they were so unique and tasty. 

Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog
Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog
Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog

This was Amy's arrangement from the class. 

Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog

As you can partially see in the first photo, there was so much product at the workshop that the combination possibilities were endless, and the varying results by the attendees proved that to be true. Everyones work was so different. 

Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog
Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog
Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog
Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog
Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog

They had a clean backdrop for us to photograph our work. I am still learning a lot about digital photography, mostly editing. Some of these are too pixelated, but a girl can only handle so many online forums before she needs a nap. I'll probably go back and re-work these when I regain the energy to problem solve. 

These last few are of the arrangement I created. 

Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog
Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog
Amy Merrick Workshop | JSD blog

 

This class was exactly what I was looking for. I went in not knowing what to expect, just hoping I wouldn't leave feeling like a total failure, and I actually left feeling encouraged. The way Amy describes her process is similar to the way I have learned works best for me, she has just mastered it with so much ease. I envy her wealth of knowledge on flowers. No matter how much I read about them, I am realizing it just takes experience. Mileage. Like anyone who is a master in their field. So I left knowing I am on the right path (at least in design), with the much needed push to keep working hard.