Floral designer Gabriela Salazar presents her first book, The Artistry of Flowers: Florals Designs by La Musa de las Flores published by Rizzoli a blossoming inspiration to awaken your creativity in the process of designing floral arrangements providing gardening tips.
Gabriela Salazar is originally from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, flowers and art have been in her life since her childhood. Both her mother and grandmother are nature artists and have a fond love for plants, gardening and flowers. She recalls visiting her grandmother’s house in Mexico City every summer where she had her first experience with painting still life florals and plants, her grandmother was determined to teach her. Later in her life, Gabriela studied Interior design and a Master’s degree at the Inchbald School of Design in London. As a final project, she wrote about the way we inhabit places and that moment when they actually become ours with the central focus on how plants and flowers have a special role in the process filling our living space with life changing the atmosphere and its vibration. For almost a decade she has been growing her own flower garden and she travels the world teaching at workshops.
THE ARTISTRY OF FLOWERS: Floral Designs by La Musa de Las Flores teaches us how to bring beauty in the form of nature into our home and lifestyle, no matter where we live, through artful floral arrangements, as well as indoor and outdoor flowering plants that can elevate our living space.
This new title encourages everyone to live with florals and to appreciate their beauty as we appreciate art. Gabriela teaches us how to look at flowers and understand their characteristics from an artist’s perspective. By exploring different shapes, colours, and textures, she shows us how to understand flowers and their living, transitory nature. There is a section in the book about her own garden in Mexico that is filled with advice on growing your own flowers and a section on the colours of Mexico and how they influence her creations. Her designs are approachable and achievable as they are beautiful and impressive.
THE ART OF ARRANGING
Drawing on her painting background, she looks at floral arrangements as compositions. She highlights which type of blooms are best for different designs and shares methods to consider for floral designs that range from simple and sculptural to complex and colourful arrangements. How to be use colour, create movement, consider texture, layering Ideas for any mood and different type of décor including special occasions like bridal showers and weddings to birthday celebrations and baby showers.
This new title will also teach you why the author choose Casa Barragán, the Hacienda San Gabriel Ixtla and Oaxaca as the venues to have in the backdrops of some of the floral arrangements created to illustrate the content of the book. An inspiring guide for home décor, gathering ideas for wedding flowers décor, growing a flower garden, and to treasure it as our own collector’s library or beautify that special space in our home.
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