special flowers for special events - designs created by Maureen Christmas AIFD, CFD
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These designs were created for flower shows, Worcester Art Museum's Flora in Winter, and other design challenges.
Selected for the cover of National Garden Club's Vision of Beauty 2017 Calendar. Winner of the Cindora Goldberg Award 2014 - Copyright photography by Charles Mayer Photography (images not to be used without written permission). Woven flexigrass and deconstructed lilies combine to form a rhythmical design.
Upward Spiral - Close-up
Copyright by Charles Mayer Photography
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA Art in Bloom
I was honored to represent the Acton Garden Club with a floral interpretation of Bhairava or Mahakala at the Museum of Fine Arts' Art in Bloom. Multiple leaf manipulation techniques were used to reflect the detailed carvings on the statue residing in the Southeast Asia Gallery.
Boston Flower Show 2015 - Bursting Out!
Awarded the Blue Ribbon, Designer's Choice Award, and the Ruth Wallack Award which 'recognizes a design of outstanding beauty and creativity in the expression of one designer's imagination.'
Red willow was wired to create a structure from which Starfighter lilies burst out. Flexigrass with hypericum berries threaded on, fiddlehead ferns and wire balls ty to escape adding tot he exhuberant feeling.
Flora in Winter 2014
Flora in Winter 2013 - Worcester Art Museum
Floral in Winter 2011 at Tower Hill Botanic Gardens
Art Deco with a Twist
Winner of the National Garden Club, Inc. New England Region's Deanna Mozzochi Award for the Best Creative Design of the Year.
Newport Flower Show 2012 - Class Title - 'Merado'
Newport Flower Show 2012- Class title - Mercado!
Winner of the The Preservation Society of Newport County Design Award (displaying the most creative use of the majority of challenge components). Pink 'protea' on left is a wisk, small circles on midolino are cut sponges, center uprights are painted straws, and bits of wool were used as part of the design in this design using 2 containers that were stacked.
Newport Flower Show - 2011 Class title "Tennis in the early 1900's"
Blue ribbon winner - Flexigrass was wired to form 'racquets', tennis balls were used to hold craspedia. The Narrow Wave made by Blackwater Floral Accessories (Ireland) was the 'net' but also acted as a mechanic.
Newport Flower Show 2009 - Class Title 'Rainforest'
Winner of three top awards and the blue ribbon
WAFA (World Association of Floral Arrangers) Boston 2011
Class Title - Sunset
I created a time-lapsed sunset with wired willow, calla lilies, proteas and other plant material arranged in a colorgradient.
Design in the Victorian Manner
Boston Flower Show entry - Class 'Music'
Awarded the Jeanne-Marie Parkes Award given to the design judged by the evaluation panel to be the most creative interpretation of the class title.
Neiman Marcus Be Jeweled and Blossoms Event
I created a large hand-tied arrangement by layering wired flexigrass structures (which I created) with flowers to interpret this Roberto Coin multi-stone ring.
Maureen gives programs and workshops for garden clubs. Below are three of her most popular demonstrations. Please contact her to tailor a program to suit your needs.
Beyond the Cornucopia
Arrangements to welcome the fall and winter holiday seasons including design tips and a bit of history about the origins of some common customs.
Floral Designs for Entertaining (Don't worry about the food if the flowers look great!)
Designs for your dinner party, cocktail party and special occasions will be demonstrated.
Not Your Typical Celebrations of Spring
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduations, Weddings – spring time celebrations. Add a special touch to your next get-together with arrangements ranging from Traditional to Creative Styles.
Travel with me
France, Iceland, and Japan are just a few of the countries we will visit. Designs reflective of various countries will be created with a ‘tie-in’ to an assortment of scarves.
Learn some of the many ways you can use midollino. In this workshop, you will make a design as well as see many other ways to use midollino to enhance your creations.
Blackwater Floral Accessories
I am pleased to serve as the USA Distributor for Blackwater Floral Accessories, Ireland, featuring iron work designed by Tim Mulchinock. Ann McDevitt, the previous distributor, has moved back to the UK.
Some of the items shown in the pdf. have additional information or links to video on Blackwater Floral Accessories website –www.floralaccessories.com.
Due to shipping costs from Ireland and the fluctuating exchange rate, prices listed on the Blackwater site will not be accurate. Please refer to the prices and additional products in the pdf.