Monthly Archives: June 2012

Congratulations to the class of 2012!


It was my pleasure to design the floral arrangements for the stage at the Brighton High School graduation ceremony held at EMU last weekend. After my many years as an elementary art teacher, I always grow nostalgic at this time of year when my former students appear in their caps and gown…such strong, capable young men and women ready to take on the world. I wish the BHS graduating class much success as they move forward! (And remember to follow your heart when it comes to careers and choosing a path in life.)

The makings of a community mural

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Check out the early phases of a mural that will be added to the courtyard/outdoor classroom at Hawkins Elementary School in Brighton. Former Brighton High School student and soon to be graduate, Hannah Riesser, asked for my assistance in adding a colorful, “Four Seasons” mural to her Girl Scout, Gold Award project. To learn more about Hannah, (who btw is a wonderful artist and former art student of mine,) and her project, follow this link to a recent article in the Livingston Daily.

As Hannah sketched the outlines for the mural in charcoal pencil this morning, I snapped a few photos. More photos to come of Hannah and the many children in Livingston County, grades kindergarten through twelve who will help paint the mural during this last week of school. I offered advice, as well as durable latex paints to get the mural underway. I definitely think Hannah has a bright future in store for herself!

June Weddings

June is by far the most popular month for weddings this season! Here are some details from the first two of five weddings this month.

This past weekend I designed and delivered the wedding floral arrangements for two different couples. Emily and Brandon were married in Brighton with an elegant and subtle color scheme in soft pink and cream. The ceremony took place at Cornerstone Church and the reception was held at Oak Pointe Country Club. Emily and Zac’s wedding featured coral, blush and ivory with a style to suit the natural setting of Misty Farm in Ann Arbor.

More photos to come!

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