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"On the Sunny Side of the Street"

I realized it has already been a month since my last blog post. Gosh time flies when you have a full-time job, a fledgling home business on the side, kids that are getting out for summer vacation very soon, one that is graduating grade 8 and gunning for Valedictorian, bills, gardens, pets, and all that jazz that comes with life. I'm not going to lie, I was hoping my little business would take off faster than it has but I also know this is normal. We're into one of my favourite seasons for florals - prom!

Unlike most florists, I love making corsages and boutonnieres. I know it's something that many despise and many won't even do anymore but I enjoy the challenge of making something to compliment those gorgeous outfits. Especially if the recipient isn't looking for anything specific. I feel like making these 'wearables' really allows someone to exercise the creativity that we enjoy in this line of work. It was incredibly disappointing last summer while I was working in a flower shop and finding out that grad was more of an assembly line production, quantity over quality. Everyone received white or pink spray roses and the ribbon was the only part that was matched to the dress. How impersonal is that? To each their own, every florist has their own style but to me, I would rather my work be as unique and beautiful as each person wearing my work. Uploading photos isn't going well for me at the moment so I will only be leaving this photo here. Unfortunately my computer died very recently and I'm struggling with this shared one and various drives.

If you are a fellow jazz fan, you will recognize the title of this post as a Dizzy Gillespie song. "Leave your worries on the doorstep 'cause we going by and by

Just direct your feet

You look neat on the sunny side of the street"

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