If you've been following me on social media for awhile, I'm sure you are probably thinking by now, "what's all this woo-woo Christi's talking about?". Well, joining the European Master Certification (EMC), gave me confidence in knowing why I design the way I do and how to do it efficiently and beautifully as well as learning the principles and elements of design.
A few years back, I had welcomed Hitomi Gilliam AIFD to teach a three-day intensive here in the DC area. She and I had some time to spend together before she flew out and she talked about this amazing course that she and Tomas De Bruyne were working on~bringing the ultimate in floral design to North America: The study of European Floral Design! Have you ever had one of those moments where someone is talking and you just start daydreaming of what it would be like to do what they were talking about? Well, my friends, that was one of those moments. It's like an angelic glow came over her and I was mesmerized for the next 30 minutes as she talked about what it would be like.
After following Hitomi Gilliam for years and realizing the immense impact she has had on not only my floral design career but countless others, I knew whatever she was recommending would be something that I was interested in! So, from that moment until I was able to sign-up, I followed what EMC was doing. I knew I would have to save up for the course, but it would be worth every penny. And, it did not disappoint! This wasn't just any old workshop--it was an in-depth course and a major shift in my way of thinking...how I would perceive my designs.
Now, I must tell you that I have always had a penchant for European design. It's the way the flowers are displayed; the glorious and tasteful manner in which every flower has a place and nothing is left to chance. I really didn't know why I was so attracted to that way of designing, but now I do. There is an order, an attractive order to floral design that comes with our thought process and some of us do it without even realizing it. For others, it is something they learn. But for all of us, it's part of the way working with flowers brings us to love what we do!
But don't just take my word for it. Take a moment and see it for yourself--go check out the IG feed @EMCprogram or the Facebook page: European Master Certification. There are countless others that are doing the same thing!
Even better, EMC is coming to Washington, DC this March! This is your chance to be a part of something life-changing.