UPDATE 3 JULY 2017 – I’m back from a very successful World Flower Show in Barbados and have started editing and production of the video series. Reserve your copy now while the price remains on special for a limited time.
WHO ELSE WANTS TO COMPETE IN FLORAL ART AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL BUT THINKS THEY COULD NEVER DO IT?
SECRETS OF COMPETING AT A WORLD FLOWER SHOW
In August 2017 I will release a three part docutainment series “Flowers To Paradise” that chronicles the path of competitors to the 2017 World Flower Show in Barbados. But the series will be more than just a diary. It’s designed for those who want to compete at the highest level.
Do you want to be better at floral art?
Are you scared to compete because you don’t know what happens or how it works?
Are you scared to compete because you don’t think you are good enough?
Are you scared to compete because you will be away from your usual floral resources?
Do you want insider information on how it works?
Do you want insights from international floral art judges?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then my series is for you.
Floral art competitions, for that matter any competitions, can be scary places. I remember my first floral art competition – I looked around at the other designs and felt mine was not worthy to be there. I was so nervous that my design would be disqualified because it wasn’t good enough, that I didn’t want to put it on the show bench.
But I did.
Since then, I have competed at every level, from local competitions to World Flower Shows (the Olympics of Flower Arranging). These days I create over 60 designs a year for competitions in addition to mentoring and coaching other floral art competitors of all levels.
So I thought that this year, with the opportunity to compete, once again, at the World Flower Show in Barbados, it was time to bring all my experience and insight to light. I also have so many international friends now that I can have them share their knowledge as well. Competitors and judges from around the world will feature in the series along with my floral art journey from planning my designs to competition day.
What will the series cover?
- What you need to know before you decide to enter a competition;
- How to choose the best class to enter for you;
- How to find out about design styles like “Traditional”, “Modern”, “Contemporary”, “Petite”, “Miniature”, “Abstract”, ‘Interpretive” etc;
- What other restrictions you should think about before entering a competition so you don’t get to the competition and find you are disqualified;
- How to plan your design from scratch, even when you have no idea of what the class title means;
- How to choose a design style;
- How to research for more ideas when you are interpreting a class title;
- How to ensure you have enough time to complete your design before judging;
- The best way to match your plant material to your design style;
- The best ways to get your design to the competition safely;
- Whether you should take extra supplies;
- Ways to transport fresh plant material;
- What tools will you need;
- What to do when you are at the competition venue so you can be confident and focus on staging your design;
- Finding your design area for staging;
- Etiquette when everyone is staging designs;
- Cleaning up after your design is staged;
- Coping with last minute “disasters”
Now you might be reading this and think – it’s too good to be true, it might not help me, I don’t really know if I need this…..
The disadvantage of a recorded series is that I can’t interact with you one on one, the way I do with my floral art friends at competitions. If I could have this conversation with you, I would say that although all of these reactions could be true, I honestly believe that everyone will find something of benefit in the series. I am producing it to the highest standards so you can learn with confidence from floral artists who have already trodden the path you are on. I want you to never again feel that you have wasted your precious time on a design that just doesn’t work or that you have wasted money on flowers for no reward.
Having a recorded series does mean you can come back to it time and time again. Its yours for the keeping, to use as a reference point for every competition you enter in the future.
Every person who secures a pre-release copy, will receive their copy of the series prior to its commercial release. If you were competing at the World Flower Show in Barbados it would cost you $250 just to register to enter, then you would have to add on the costs of travel, accommodation, floral material and mechanics for your competition design. So the investment in this video series is really too easy – it is going to save you both time and money in the long run by helping you be as prepared as possible for each and every competition you choose to enter.
What will I get ?
With one payment you can have my three part series that will immerse you in the experience of a World Flower Show
- Individual images of every entry in every class of the competition (over 300)
- Live walkthough the display areas so you can get the “feel” of a World Show
- Interviews with competitors from many of the countries represented
- Interviews with international judges
- Checklist for international competitions – import/export of plant material etc
- Recommendations for your toolkit
- My personal design template for organising your design planning
- Over 90 minutes of video covering the preparation, planning, transport and staging of competition designs
- Unique coverage of the staging of the Australian Honorary exhibit as well as images of the other Honorary Country exhibits
- Step by step instructions for all the techniques I personally use in my designs
There are more than 400 competitors at a World Flower Show. Of those, just 25 will have their hard work and preparation recognised by winning a prize for their designs. That means 95% of competitors will be unsuccessful, only 5% successful. Which group would you rather be in?
I know you will only purchase your pre-release copy if you want to improve your floral art skills by using this wealth of insider information. What excuse will you make when you are asked for your latest competition results and you haven’t got anything to show for your efforts? Let me, through this docutainment series, help you to achieve your floral art goals.
My very best wishes for you on your floral art journey