March 26, 2012

March 19, 2012

dark lady

Apart from the occasional smear of lipstick, I’m not really one for the colour red.  Not bright brash red anyway; there is a definite allure to the darker velvet tones sometimes found in old roses.  How surprised I was to stumble across this darker tone in a dahlia the other day.  Mysteriously vamp and sinister, with small yellow fangs in the centre. I can’t imagine her shrinking into a bouquet so I photographed her standing alone, draped in shadow.

March 2, 2012

Maggie Dearest

Maggie Beer visited the Adelaide Hills last night for an event to talk about her new book Maggie’s Verjuice Cookbook  (it’s beautiful, by the way).

Maggie is somewhat of an inspiration to me and it was an honour and an absolute delight to do the flowers for this event. I went to town on abundant Barossa-themed arrangements bursting with fruit, grapevines, berries, baby cabbages and roses. Warm, exuberant and full of colour, just like Maggie.