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I am amazed that this book maintained my interest and was a constant delight whenever I picked it up.I would never have imaged this kind of book could have stimulated my sense of nature and the environment Helped me to focus on life and death, ethereal things, literature and Dutch masterpieces.I have gained a sense of place, structure, design and presentation.Now if the author was baking cakes and the book contained all the practicalities from ingredients, cooking methods and mouth watering pic I am amazed that this book maintained my interest and was a constant delight whenever I picked it up.I would never have imaged this kind of book could have stimulated my sense of nature and the environment Helped me to focus on life and death, ethereal things, literature and Dutch masterpieces.I have gained a sense of place, structure, design and presentation.Now if the author was baking cakes and the book contained all the practicalities from ingredients, cooking methods and mouth watering pictures I could understand why I had fallen in love with them and would want to see flour on her nose and taste her chocolate cake fresh from the oven.I fail to comprehend why Anna has so bewitched me with a different type of flour and placed me under her spell with evergreens and foraged foliage with recourse to mistletoe or wine.This is a lovely book that makes the garage bouquets as redundant as packet mix buns Anna is a designer first and foremost with an eye for colour and a creative gene few possess Yet this book will inspire the most incompetent of would be flower arrangers to not only see but also believe.With each wonderfully illustrated arrangement, floral design or wreath the author takes us through the process With a poem, literary quote or passage we follow her inspiration How the flowers, containers, colour and most surprisingly the placement comes together With throw away comments about the names of the blooms, Japanese culture or her own inspiration we learn so much We quickly learn nothing is wasted and everything from flowers to her words recorded are well chosen She is a natural communicator and teacher, generously sharing her thoughts and mistakes She spends time detailing the ingredients, the method, the skills needed to bring it all together The captured images in the photographs bring the still life to a vivid picture of floral delight You can almost smell the blooms but you see it in it s setting and have individual processes or single flower pictured independently.She takes us through this again and again Highlighting seasons, colours, the visual space and explaining that any display is a living testament to nature and resonates both new life and decay.Just when you could keep reading and seeking out her latest project the book draws to a close with the most important elements Having been inspired by words and pictures we now are provided the motivation and belief we too can achieve.A glossary of terms and techniques and list of flowers and suitable alternatives What to use when and where How to buy, collect, gather and forage Why sustainability is all about in season rather than gathering just figure 0 model stems off the florist s catwalk.I loved this book I m not aware of any of the arrangements were completely edible but I know how to prepare old man s beard without being poisoned and other aspects about the most unusual blossoms and flowers.This would make an ideal gift While a cook book could not save a starving man this book will inspire, delight and enable the most humble of people to see beauty and display it within their homes Fabulous book on modern floral arrangements and installations inspired by nature and flower lore Pitted throughout with wonderful literary quotes the book contains 26 projects to get you started The gorgeous photography will inspire you to explore your own floral creativity and build your own permanent structures for your home You may even be inclined to take the authors advice and like the changing seasons watch the fading floral blossoms arc from Netgalley This beautiful book is definitely not a step by step for the domestic flower arranger Many of the projects are situated in industrial settings a plaster factory, for example and there s a lovely big floral installation in a bathroom filling the entire bathtub There is some useful practical information at the back of the book but, overall, it s inspirational rather than instructive. Beautiful, if sometimes impractical. ( FREE DOWNLOAD ) ♡ The Flower Fix: Modern arrangements for a daily dose of nature ☿ Wild inspiration and modern arrangements by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter, with beautiful photography by India Hobson Blousy blooms, speckled branches, rich foliage and delicate petals nature has the power to inspire and energise, calm and soothe, focus and still Anna has harnessed this magic withtailor made combinations of flowers to bring a floral boost to your home, no matter what your mood With easy to find seasonal blooms, found items such as twigs and dried fruit, and any assortment of containers, discover how simple it is to bring a little bit of nature s mystery into the everyday Anna Potter s instructive manual shows flower arrangements from the plain petite, to elaborate grand designs meant to fill a room Her use of both live blooms, fresh wildflowers along with dried grasses, fruits and even a whimsical live snail will provide you with lots of ideas to take your bouquets to the next level Four flowerlike stars TheFlowerFix Anna Potter s instructive manual shows flower arrangements from the plain petite, to elaborate grand designs meant to fill a room Her use of both live blooms, fresh wildflowers along with dried grasses, fruits and even a whimsical live snail will provide you with lots of ideas to take your bouquets to the next level Four flowerlike stars TheFlowerFix Lots of enthusiasm and plenty of inspirationLovely arrangements and a lively style Do be aware that most of the designs featured require chicken wire, so if you don t have or want it, you ll be taking ideas but not following her instructions. Originally published on my blog Nonstop Reader The Flower Fix is a new tutorial and style book for flower arranging in the home setting Author Anna Potter is the owner of Sheffield floral boutique Swallows and Damsons Due out 30th May 2019 from Quarto on their White Lion imprint, it s 208 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.The author has an art and design background and it shows There are no cookie cutter bland arrangements here They re beautiful, well curated, a Originally published on my blog Nonstop Reader The Flower Fix is a new tutorial and style book for flower arranging in the home setting Author Anna Potter is the owner of Sheffield floral boutique Swallows and Damsons Due out 30th May 2019 from Quarto on their White Lion imprint, it s 208 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.The author has an art and design background and it shows There are no cookie cutter bland arrangements here They re beautiful, well curated, and in a number of styles The tutorials are very specific and include materials lists which include the flowers and species used These are not all easily sourced To recreate the arrangements from the book, the reader must either live in an area with a large flower market and or be a keen gardener with a large cutting garden Even so, some materials will need to be sourced elsewhere since the growing conditions for the items used in the arrangements run the gamut from temperate to tropical The arrangements themselves run the gamut from traditional to avant garde The author s sense of color is flawless There are arrangements here which would look perfectly at home painted into a renaissance masterpiece They re arranged thematically The ebook version includes an interactive table of contents and index I especially enjoyed the chapter heading quotes They re also very well curated with an eclectic mix of artists, philosophers, and cultural icons included.So many of us today live in relatively sterile surroundings, boxed in and with very little contact with the natural world This book allows the reader to get a dose of nature up close as well as providing an outlet for creativity There also seem to be very few modern books written about flower arrangement and the cut flower aesthetic This book fills that niche quite well Even if the reader isn t planning on recreating the arrangements in the tutorials identically, there s a lot of material here which can be adapted to the reader s purpose and available materials.The weakest element of the entire book for me was the cover which to me looks cluttered and chaotic The black anthuriums used in the cover arrangements are darned cool though.Four stars.Disclosure I received an ARC at no cost from the author publisher for review purposes Such an interesting book I m not sure what I was expecting It is a lot of things in one I can t imagine that everything will appeal to everyone Editorial The writing is what I enjoyed Potter sprinkles in well coordinated quotes, book references and historical points Creativity I feel like much of Potter s editorial is encouraging the reader to be creative It is because of that approach that I am perplexed that she provides a shopping list for each arrangement I can truly appreciate a Such an interesting book I m not sure what I was expecting It is a lot of things in one I can t imagine that everything will appeal to everyone Editorial The writing is what I enjoyed Potter sprinkles in well coordinated quotes, book references and historical points Creativity I feel like much of Potter s editorial is encouraging the reader to be creative It is because of that approach that I am perplexed that she provides a shopping list for each arrangement I can truly appreciate all of her arrangements, and I am inspired by them However, I can t imagine repeating any of them Arrangements As stated above, the floral arrangements are inspiring My arrangements seem to include a handful of flower types, with one flower type becoming the star of the show Potter s arrangements have so manydimensions And while some arrangements may have a star, the effect is muchsubtle Basic Skills As much as I didn t see the need for instructions to recreate each arrangement, I love part 2 of the book outlining basic skills It contains a practical approach to many of the fundamentals to flower arranging that the average flower admirer never sees I felt like Potter was letting me in on some trade secrets 3.5 stars I like arts crafts books that focus on using elements from nature, and was very excited that the publishers granted me this wish on Netgalley The photography in this book is gorgeous, and I absolutely love the quotes Inspirational quotes in books are always a good thing I always like a good quote The tutorials are specific, and include the exact type of flowers the author used, as well as the exact materials she used to create containers and vases I wish the tutorials had been 3.5 stars I like arts crafts books that focus on using elements from nature, and was very excited that the publishers granted me this wish on Netgalley The photography in this book is gorgeous, and I absolutely love the quotes Inspirational quotes in books are always a good thing I always like a good quote The tutorials are specific, and include the exact type of flowers the author used, as well as the exact materials she used to create containers and vases I wish the tutorials had been less specific, and included techniques and tips that people could use for a variety of flowers I would have liked ageneric approach I was easily able to apply some of the instructions in the book to materials and flowers that are available to me This book definitely inspired me to becomecreative with flower arrangements One of my favorite aspects of the book was how to create unique vases, and tips on how to incorporate different colors into the arrangements The overall style was very organic, natural, and even a bit rustic a style I m fond of