Art by nature, and Micki

Pressed Flower Art. It's simple. Nature provides the medium, I just help preserve it's beauty.

" N Art" is so I can include my other creative adventures from time to time.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Philadelphia Flower Show Entries

After a few years as serving as chair or vice -chair at the show and not competing in this art form, I am happy to say that I completed all four of my entries for the Philadelphia Flower Show. It was a tough task, as I was a bit rusty in the competition area. In addition, for the first time this year, I branched out from the Pressed Plants Class, and entered the Jewelry Class. Though not one was perfect, I was pleased with my entries, and the fact that I was able to get them all done.

Here are my entries for the 2011 Philadelphia Flower Show" Springtime in Paris":

Class 142 "Bon Appetit"

Made from bark, leaves and flowers, this class called for a picture depicting a cafe.

Class 143 "VIN"

Requirement: A Scene incorporating wine or a vineyard.

Made with bark, leaves, roses, hydrangea, tendrils and more all natural plant materials.

Class 145 "La Boheme"

This was a three dimensional class, calling for an opera purse.

My Jewelry Entry:
Class 181 " Heure D' Aller! " (Time to Go)

The objective was to create a wearable timepiece inspired by a french jeweler.

Truthfully I was inspired by my materials, more than anything else! Materials used: cloves, sago palm, birch bark, lotus stem and dogwood petals.

This class, unlike Pressed Plants, allows for painting of plant materials. Because this is new to me, I was a bit crazy trying to make it all come together.


  1. These are gorgeous. I especially love the purse and the jewelry...the color and textures of the materials you used. Fabulous!!! Congratulations!

  2. Micki, Very nice work!!! I am not surprised at all with of your ribbons, you are a talented artist! Congratulations!!All that hard work paid off.