I’m known for bringing floral designers behind the scenes of my business, so when I was asked to share a look at my studio this summer I headed straight out to record a quick tour.
This isn’t some “picture perfect” version of my studio space. It’s not a staged scene to show you how shiny clean and unbelievably rad my workspace happens to be.
No, that’s not how I roll….because I know YOU’RE A REAL FLORAL DESIGNER….and you’d know if I was fibbing. My studio isn’t “Instagram perfect”.
Because what I do is dirty. And I always wish I had more space.
I have stems deep in my apron pockets and corners of my workspace I never even see.
I stack about a dozen flower boxes to reuse for delivery and currently have more dirty vases on my counter than I care to admit.
I’m in awe of florists with picture perfect workshops without even a trash can or anti-fatigue mat in sight. In fact, I sometimes wonder do they actually do work here?!
I didn’t invite you to my blog to share a fake version of myself or my business.
Real flower business is what I care about. This is how I roll…
Come inside my home-studio and see where I work.
My work space is cute, and not very large, but I always make it work!
Even when I had my “big” wedding in June, I made it work.
And when I only had a tiny kitchen in my upstairs apartment, I made that work, too.
Because that’s what florists do.
I appreciate you taking a few minutes to watch.
IN FACEBOOK NEWS (wait, is that a thing?…)
I’ve been inviting floralpreneurs to join my Facebook group, Real Flower Business with Alison Ellis. Click HERE to ask to join.
Another Facebook group, you ask!? Why, oh why???
Truth? I was reluctant to start a group…because a group seemed like a lot to manage….but I’m trying it and so far I really, really like it. I love to interact with florists on a more intimate level about our unique business goals.
I’m always interested in what other florists are curious about. If you’re on Facebook and have a few floral designer friends in a forum you know that we share a lot of similarities.
Floral designers really are the coolest.
Thanks as always for reading and watching…and joining me on Facebook.
With love from me to you,
Speaking of being in my studio… In the first print edition of Flirty Fleurs Magazine you see a shot of me in my studio. I hired photographer, Daria Bishop, to come out and snap a few pics while I was working on a wedding. This photo is more “staged”, but it’s still a real look at real work.
Issue #3 of Flirty Fleurs Magazine will be out soon! Check out the first two issues of the magazine here: http://flirtyfleurs.com/flirty-fleurs-magazine/