This Bouquets Will Make You Want to Pick Flowers In the Nearest Meadow

Flowers are always beautiful, but when they’re picked arranged in a bouquet, they can become a true work of art. And that’s exactly what Katie Davis has been doing for a living.

Katie is a professional florist Based in Salem, Oregon. She’s also the owner and founder of Ponderosa and Thyme, an award-winning flower arrangement studio.

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Do you have a knack for being able to create things? Do you have a drawer/closet/ROOM (😬!!!👋🏻) full of things like fabric, paint, half finished and future projects- like I do?? While I love being multi-craft-crafter, I find that I have lots of projects that I start, but few that I actually ever finish. . Anyone else relate???👋🏻 . One of the things I love most about flowers is the immediacy of them. If I buy flowers, I have to create with them NOW. There’s no waiting around, hoping I get to it… I either create, or they die, and I lose that opportunity. I kind of love that accountability. It means creating when I don’t always feel like it, which makes it a practice. I know when I practice, I’ll learn… and in that sweet learning place I can be like a child. Curious, bold, and unafraid. When I’m practicing it doesn’t have to be perfect. . WHAT DO YOU LOVE TO PRACTICE? What creative process gives you LIFE? Tell me below! . IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE about floral design, I have created a very affordable and accessible online video classroom that is already serving nearly one thousand members of the creative community! I’d like to invite you to join the flower party cause I think you’ll love it here! 🍹🌸 . Members of the Ponderosa Classroom Online have access to: .• Beautiful floral education and inspiration accessible online 24 hours a day 🌷☀️🌙 .• Recipes and “how-to” Online guides for gorgeous arrangements sent directly to your inbox every month 📝📋📬 .• Access to ALL PAST EPISODES (tutorials, meditations, conversations and bonus materials) for as long as you’re an active subscriber ✔️✔️✔️✔️ .• Special access to brand new Ponderosa & Thyme playlists 🗝🎶💕 .• Members only access to the Ponderosa Community Facebook group where we have hundreds of creatives from all over the globe sharing their art and their hearts!👨‍👩‍👧‍👧. .Go to my website and sign up for your membership now! Use code: HOHOHO to take 50% off your first three months! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🤸🏻‍♀️✨💕 . . Photo by @sarahwirthphoto of me + the installation made with our Ponderosa Master Class students this Autumn!

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Katie’s flower arrangements are special for several reasons. First, her designs are beautiful – they almost seem like statues. But it’s not just the way she arranges flowers and plants, it’s also where she gets them. Katie uses locally-grown flowers and works with Oregon-based farmers to create arrangements that represent Oregon. The arrangements change from season to season, as the seasonal flowers change, so now wreath or bouquet is like any other.

This can be a challenge, of course, as Katie is limited to whatever is available in her home state, but it is also an opportunity to create a community of farmers, florists and flower enthusiasts, who all share a deep love for nature. We can’t all visit Ponderosa and Thyme, unfortunately, but Katie’s IG account does provide us a pick to her wonderful world of plants and flowers. Take a look and maybe you’ll be inspired to create your own bouquet.  

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This photo is from my latest lesson in the Ponderosa Classroom Online. This lesson is all about centerpieces, and bringing joy to the holiday table! Today’s in-person wreath class was so heart filling. Yes, we made wreaths, and we ALSO made memories and lasting heart connections. We talked about the intensity that the holiday season can bring, and the importance of being PRESENT, right now, exactly as you are, with whatever you bring. It’s enough. You’re enough. Today, I remembered, once again, why I love teaching. Seeing breakthroughs with color and textures and mindsets is amazing! It’s not magic, but sometimes it feels like it, and every single time, I’m filled with wonder, delight and deep gratitude to see what the creative process brings out in my new friends. While I know not everyone can come learn from me in person (even though I wish you could!!) I wanted to find a way to make all my classes accessible for EVERYBODY! My dream was to create affordable, unlimited access to creative education, with a social/networking community component… this seemed like an impossible task until, with the help of a good friend, I realized that I was already doing it on my IG LIVE platform… and while doing IG LIVE videos every day wasn’t sustainable long term, I knew I’d find a more sustainable way, and from that place of knowing and with some sage advice from @darcybenincosa, the Ponderosa Classroom Online subscription program was birthed! Now, for less than $100 a year (that’s a crazy amazing deal!) you can have access to my little magical corner of the internet, where you’ll find encouragement, education and connection. PCO is the place where I hope you’ll get more than you ever expected- including a community of like minded creatives and new ideas and inspiration every single month. If your heart is pounding a little harder reading these words, your not alone. We all need to find our people. I hope I get to be one of them! During this season, give yourself the gift of community and presence. Do it for yourself and for your heart. It’s your time to SHINE! You can get more info and sign up for my Online Classroom via the link in my profile!

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