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A Bouquet of Books: Floral Inspiration



To celebrate the official start of the spring season, we’ve gathered a bouquet of books featuring flowers. These were all written by our talented Women Create artists! They feature ways to incorporate florals into your art practice — whether it be to decorate your home, to practice your sketching skills or to build your color theory confidence, to name just a few. We hope they inspire beautiful creations to bloom for you during this season of renewal and new beginnings. Happy spring making!


A Tree in the House
Flowers for your home, special occasions and everyday
by Annabelle Hickson

Who This Book Is For: Aspiring home floral artists; students of botanical arrangements both big and small; those who admire the synchronicity between rural life and nature’s beauty.



Dried Flower Embroidery
An introduction to the art of flowers on tulle
by Olga Prinku

Who This Book Is For: Fans of flower preservation looking to expand into home decor and wearables with tulle embroidery — Olga takes you from foraging for flowers, drying them and creating with them.



Color In and Out of the Garden
Watercolor practices for painters, gardeners, and nature lovers
by Lorene Edwards Forkner

Who This Book Is For: Lovers of plants, flowers and the rich colors of a garden who want to learn to capture them through watercolors; those seeking mindful creative prompts to enrich their art practice; those eager to explore all the colorful combinations from nature’s palette.



The Story of Every Flower
Art and Writing
by Carrie Schmitt

Who This Book Is For: Admirers of Carrie Schmitt’s 10-year-plus art career who would love to be inspired by her musings on creative life; those looking for vibrant floral paintings to inform their own; those who want to learn about Carrie’s painting style and the stories that she draws from. Other floral books from Carrie: Painted Blossoms and A Flower in Her Heart.



Letters to Lily
by Kristina Henson

Who This Book Is For: Those intrigued by the 100 Day Project — Kristina created the images in this book through the popular online art challenge; empty-nesters who need a soulful guide to parenting someone from far away — it includes Kristina’s prose and musings on her daughter leaving home for college.



My Garden
Beauty Above, Wonders Below
by H.E. Stewart


Who This Book Is For: Gardeners who want to deepen their love for nature’s gifts; those who want to be stirred into meaningful ways of caring for the Earth. Helen has other nature and floral books to further inspire: Drawn Into Garden, Creation Through Colour and A Garden’s Echo, which can all be found HERE.

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