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Emily the Florist (and Dancer)

January 30th, 2003 · 12 Comments

I went to my first Floral Design lab today. Created a beautiful bouquet of spray roses, carnations, daisy mums, heather, waxflowers, statice, and aster. And addressed the card to myself. No one else ever gives me flowers, so I must provide my own. :)

I’m really liking that class. So much fun, and very little pressure. In fact, I love all my classes. Today in World Dance we learned a polka from the Czech Republic. I love to polka, although it wears me out and makes me dizzy. :) But it’s a blast all the same.

Wolf will be happy to know that we learned an Israeli dance the other day– “Yibanei Hamigkdash.” It was very cool, and very fun. Do you do much folk dance, Wolf?

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  • 1 laura // Jan 31, 2003 at 3:17 pm

    Pictures? Teri posts pictures of her homework {G}

  • 2 Eliz/Lou // Jan 31, 2003 at 4:13 pm

    Wolf? Dance? Some how that’s one thing I just can’t seem to visualize. Hold on..ROTFLMAO…no, tried, didn’t work.

    Heather is a pain to work with! Vase or foam arrangment?

    Of all my jobs, florist was my favorite. Teaching is wonderful, don’t get me wrong. But floral design allowed an outlet for my creative liberties and I WAS APPRECIATED! Brides lit up with joy when I delivered their flowers. Families recommended me to love ones for funeral flowers. I was in charge of my own department and people respected what I had to say or suggest. Teachers aren’t very respected anymore. I know my students thought I was a GOOD teacher but the whole attitude toward learning has become “because I HAVE to not because I want to.” It just got to me after a while.

  • 3 Teri // Jan 31, 2003 at 4:31 pm

    Yeah, come on, I post pics of my homework. ;)

  • 4 Eliz/Lou // Jan 31, 2003 at 8:12 pm

    Ya..I want pictures too!

  • 5 Emily // Jan 31, 2003 at 9:01 pm

    I’ll post pictures when there’s something more worthy of posting. This exercise was just learning how to wrap cut flowers, and picking the colors & such that would make a good arrangement (mine is pinks, reds, and whites, which, strangely, is actually a monochromatic color scheme). Next week, though, we’re doing bud vases and gift baskets, and we’re supposed to bring 3 or four themed items for our baskets. I’m planning on doing Harry Potter, of course. :) I definitely try and score some pics.

    I know Wolf probably doesn’t dance, but I thought it would be a fun mental image for us all. :)

  • 6 Teri // Jan 31, 2003 at 11:29 pm

    That’s not “strange”. Of course it is monochromatic. Let’s say the color is red. :) In art, when one is mixing paint to make a monochromatic piece, one mixes the red with white to make tints (pinks), and with black to make shades (dark crimson reds). This seems obvious, but what most people don’t realise, then, is that the lightest tint of any givemn color is white, and the darkest shade is black. Therefore, a color scheme with reds, pinks, and white is a monchromatic scheme.

    OK. That’s the art lesson of the day. ;)

  • 7 Eliz/Lou // Feb 1, 2003 at 8:37 am

    8)–refreshing doesn’t show comments, only posting. Any sugestions how to change that?

  • 8 Emily // Feb 1, 2003 at 10:56 am

    Teri, *you* know that red and pink and white are monochromatic, and probably Elizabeth does too, but to the untrained eye, red and pink and white are 3 different colors, not three tints or shades of the same one. :)

  • 9 Wolf550e // Feb 1, 2003 at 11:51 am

    For the record, I did some folk dancing in school in… 5th grade. I wasn’t very good. Since the age of 13 I always quote Mr. H.J. Potter with the famous: “I don’t dance”.

  • 10 Wolf550e // Feb 1, 2003 at 12:27 pm

    Also, there is no such thing as “Israeli dance”. There is Hasidic music and dancing (east European folk music) – better learnt and practiced in NYC, some age old communist-Zionist thing (Slavic in origin), and the western and oriental scenes, but nothing indigenous to Israel.

  • 11 Emily // Feb 1, 2003 at 2:00 pm

    Yes, I knew that. Our book is organised according to the country where the dance is currently performed, and in this case, it happens to be Israel.

    I still like it.

  • 12 jbs florist // Jul 23, 2003 at 4:48 pm

    we’re are u situated, are yu looking for employment

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