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NEWSLETTER TWO - Autumn of Awe

Greetings from my flower filled heart go out to you today in this the second newsletter for the year. 

"CREATIVITY IS THE NATURAL ORDER OF LIFE. LIFE IS ENERGY. PURE CREATIVE ENERGY." Julia Cameron  -The Artists Way.

I feel so alive! What an incredible three months it has been here for us and boy, have we had some journeys! I have had the opportunity to do some of my best creative work to date and am living proof of the fact that as we open our creative channel to the creator, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected! Being an artist is not always easy. On one specific morning I had talked myself into a artistic-coma and found this very beautiful piece of prose and came to my senses;

"Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over and whispers, 'Grow, grow' - The Talmud.

Read on as I share some of the joys that my flower-drenched soul, business and life has been touched by in the last three months. Then, see how your life can be enriched and showered with creativity. Sometimes all it takes is to get close to the inspiring and gentle ripple of others that are being creative. I have some shows and events for you to attend to keep the artist in you warm as we begin the Winter.  

Not for chickens! 

March and April were jam-packed with weddings, one of which being a 50 table one at the Inanda Club for the famous family behind the fab brand called NANDOS! What an honour.

The hard part was the coffee roses as these we had to get to FULLY FULLY blown which was a heart-stopping affair. See the yellow centre and the soft coffee petals? All 1520 stems of them and open on time. Tricky tricky tricky, but we nailed it! See our facebook page or website for more pictures from this wedding and the others.

Catch me in action
GRAND DESIGN LIVE 
23 - 25 MAY 2014
COCA COLA DOME

Come and see me create amazing floral designs and do some of my usual 'out the box' floral styling concepts at this years show. 

I will be on stage on Friday Saturday and Sunday and when the times are confirmed I will send out a post to you all. Be great to see you there! There will be lots of prizes, promotional giveaways and creative inspiration for you.

FLOWER EVENTS TO DIARISE

Add them to your dairy now:
  • OMT Orchid society Autumn show: 2 - 4 May (Pretoria)
  • Mothers Day: Sunday 11 May
  • Mothers Day Flowerscape: Sunday 11 May (Craighall Park)
  • Chelsea Flower Show: 20 - 24 May (United Kingdom)
  • Flower market tour: 21 May (City Deep JHB)
  • Grand Design Live show -  Floral styling demonstrations: 23-25 May (Gauteng) 
  • Grand Design Live show - Floral design competition: 23 - 25 May (Gauteng)
  • Healing retreat weekend - Flowers Yoga Meditation Permaculture and more: 6 - 8 Jun (Waterberg)

For more information on any of the above email Cindy on marketing@jillmanson.co.za  

FLOWER FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Leonotis leonurus - Wild Dagga

On the morning of Good Friday I took my camera on a cajole in my aim to climb to the top of Lions Head and found this gorgeous specimen (among others) tucked in the mountain side.

This sweet little flower has petals whose tips look just like lions ears and the plant is used to treat ailments such as dysentery, headaches and fevers!

A LION FLOWER on LIONS HEAD - how cool?!

And that's all for now folks! Remember to like us on Facebook (click on the icon below) as this is where most of our updates and pictures go as well as on our website so go and register at www.jillmanson.co.za if you have not already done so.

Remember to love your own self and be kind to others and to your own being.

With petal magic!

See you soon.

Jill.

Corollation Flowerscape

Contact Jill on cell: 079 873 5002 or email: info@jillmanson.co.za

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