Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Designing Divas of the Chester Garden Club

The program at the September meeting was fantastic.  We had four of our very talented designers showcase different styles of design.  Our 1st VP Rita Johnson showcased the Assemblage, and the Transparency designs,  Doris Crowell, a Master Judge and Novice class teacher, demonstrated the use of Features and Accessories.  She stated that when using a Feature you need to remember that it needs to be the focal point of the design and without it the design is incomplete.  An Accessory is a compliment.  Without it the design is still complete.  Susanne Hillier taught us the Horizontal line design with added components that transformed it into an Angular design.  And our own Gypsy Cook taught us how to make the Spatial Thrust design type.  She used the Handbook to describe how to accomplish making it and made four designs for us to see a vertical, horizontal, and diagonal Spatial Thrust design.  Enjoy the photos.  The ladies gave me permission to post these pictures.

September Multi-rhythmic designs

The Multi-rhythmic design type was interpreted by a few ladies at the club meeting.  The difficult arrangements were done very well although it is a challenging type of design.

September miniature designs

The schedule called for "Purple Haze" to be a miniature, all fresh design.  We had some lovely submissions.

CGC September Designs "Sunny Days" all fresh

One of the classes for the September schedule was "Sunny Days"  all fresh.  Since there wasn't a design style specified, the members had a great time with their own interpretations.

Chester Garden Club September Horticulture

Even after a long dry spell, we had beautiful horticulture brought into the club meeting.  Below are just a few examples of the plant material.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Multi-rhythmic floral design

The Chester Garden Club is beginning its year this month and one of the design options on our schedule is the multi-rhythmic.  It is a complicated design calling for balance, at least two different rhythms, attention to scale and symmetry.   I can't wait to see what our talented designers come up with this month.  Stay tuned.  I'll post their arrangements soon.  In the meantime, here are some examples of the multi-rhythmic design type.  The floral designers were not noted on the web pages.