A Dallas Diverson

I made a quick turnaround trip to attend a botanical arts workshop earlier in the week and couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant diversion than the Founder’s Garden Club of Dallas offered!  They had the uber-talented Sarah Boynton as their guest speaker/teacher.  I saw some of Sarah’s creations last summer at the Newport Flower Show and when the opportunity arose to hear her speak I jumped at the chance.

She came to dinner the night before the workshop sporting this breathtaking bauble…

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Sarah created a copy of the necklace Richard Burton had made for Elizabeth Taylor.

  here is the original…

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unbelievable, right?

Founder’s Garden Club could not have been more welcoming.  Including Sarah, there were four of us who had the pleasure of staying with member Robin in her gorgeous home.  Here is my friend Amelia with one of our host’s  hunting trophies…

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She told me to tell you that she was little “sheepish” about having her picture made!

I’m going to take a quick detour and show you a bit of the beauty I found myself surrounded by…

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my host’s living room…

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The whole house was fabulous but I think my favorite room was the dining room/library…

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If you’ve been around OPP for a while then you already know how I feel about that combination!

looking back in the opposite direction…

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At the dinner party we were treated to equally stunning surroundings, fine food and companionable conversation with our new friends…

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They had gone the extra mile with garden club members arranging the flowers and cooking the delicious meal…

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it was all so special…

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Sarah’s Celtic creations and a charm bracelet were recently featured…

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She recommends this magazine and I’ll probably go ahead and get a subscription.

the article…

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Sarah Boynton botanical arts

the Celtic pieces were created for a flower show in Dublin…

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did I mention that her work is amazing…

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Trust me, this  is no task for the faint of heart – witness her equipment…

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Sarah was so forthcoming and shared all the secrets of her success.  She was delightful, witty and just plain fun in addition to being a serious artist…

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It was a delightful diversion indeed and has me inspired to get started with the two botanical arts projects on my calendar.

I can only hope to be half as successful as Sarah!…

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wish me luck…

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Comments

  1. A big WOW!!! Love the photos!!