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My Take on Black Photography Backdrop

There is something intense, dramatic and deep about taking photos on a black backdrop...  while doing some research and experiments with my camera,  I learned it's much easier to photograph  against a solid background and then add/subtract filler items for context.  In gardening photography, this is called a specimen shot where the only thing of interest is an individual plant, flower, or leaf, and this kind of photography can be its own separate category in a gardening photography competition. Although in my photos I often have more than one specimen...I like to think my product fit the category perfectly!

 I LOVE the freshness a white background creates!  However, something white against something black can really highlight the details that might have otherwise been missed!  

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Artist of the Week: Claude Garcia

Well hello lovelies!  This week I'm happy to introduce you to Angel; a wonderful paper flower artist and the co-owner with her younger sister of Claude Garcia.
When I first discovered Angel on Instagram I was immediately smitten by all the beautifully styled and perfectly lighted photos of her fabulous paper floral creations.  I encourage you to add Claude Garcia into your IG feed for daily doses of inspiration!
Here are a few questions I asked Angel:
How or why did you start making paper flowers?
I started making paper flowers when I was in between jobs. I've tried and learned several craft projects during that break but along the way i became more and more interested with paper flowers so I decided to focus on this. 
What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?
My most important tool besides my hand is definitely my scissors. I hand cut and hand shaped all my petals so I have several scissors to cut different components of…

Artist of the Week: Paper Ave

Hey lovelies, I'm back with another fantastic Artist of the Week feature!  Let's get close and personal with Donna Tran-Corona, owner and artist behind Paper Ave that is currently based out in Huntington Beach!
I first saw Donna's stunning paper creations on Instagram and I was right away attracted  by her photos style and colorful floral arrangements!
I hope you'll get just as inspired as I was when reading Donna's following  responses to my little questions:
How or why did you start making paper flowers?
I've always had a liking for paper products since I can remember.  Each year during the holiday season, I would have so much fun sitting in the room for hours just wrapping each gift.  In 2015, I started Paper Ave on Instagram as a place to share my gift wrapping ideas, which eventually led to starting up a small side business selling small gift wrapping embellishments with little craft paper flowers. These embellishments were used as a keepsake of the wrappin…

Artist Of The Week: 2 CLVR Designs

Happy Friday Everyone! As I mentioned in my last post, one of the new blog feature I'm most excited about is this very wonderful "artist of the week" section!  Getting to know our fabulous, inspiring and talented paper artists from around the world!  Last week we got to know more about our wonderful Danielle from Backdrop in the Box and this week for our second feature I'm presenting you the ever so inspiring Laura, artist and owner of the paper flower studio 2 CLVR Designs!  Laura offers services from weddings, rentals, home decor to window installations!  She even had the pleasure to designed gorgeous paper couture headpieces like high fashion hair fascinators for NCFW 2016 runway!
Here are a few questions I asked Laura:
Me: How or why did you start making paper flowers? 
Laura:I started making flowers after my youngest was diagnosed with Autism. I needed to stay home for his treatments and be there for him and our family. I started making small embellishments and then play…

Artist of the Week: Backdrop In A Box"

Good morning Lovelies!
2018 is around the corner with so many fresh projects all lined up! But what I'm most excited about is the chance to get to know better paper flower artists from all around the world!
I thought to get a head start with the fabulous Danielle from Backdrop In A Box. Danielle believed in her dreams and went for them!
Today with over 122K followers on Instagram, Danielle is the proud owner and designer of her successful online business Backdrop In A Box.  Over the past years Danielle had the pleasure to design paper flowers for celebrities and to see her blooms featured on tv shows! Not only Danielle post awesome photos of her work on her social channels she post the works of others and inspires aspiring artists by sharing "how-to" videos and also sells her famous Petal Templates designs worldwide to make it possible for everyone to start their own paper flower business!  -->That is what touches me the most about Danielle,  she stays true to hersel…

Interview for a radio show and a virtual tour of my studio!

Hello Lovelies!  I had the pleasure to spend some times with the lovely Anne Godin, a radio host for CBC (Radio-Canada) called "Tout un samedi". We talked about how I started my ever so blooming paper flower business, some of my best art projects and of course we talked about my book!  
You can view and listen the interview here: Ici Radio Canada - Acadie

Chantal xx