I walked past a florist in Fitzroy last week and declared that I’d missed my calling; that in some other life, I would happily spend my days working as a florist.
Getting up at 5am to hit the flower markets… wrapping roses and get pricked by the thorns. OK, so I came to the realisation that I couldn’t work in a florist, but I’m utterly obsessed by flowers and I’m completely smitten with people who dedicate their lives to making them look so amazing.
The divine Amelia Holland – who has guest posted on the blog before and is a floral mastermind in her own right – has teamed up with calligrapher Lauren Hung to release a stunning new book, Eternize, and you have a chance to win a copy!
I personally can’t enough of this release and I know you’re going to love it too.
This coffee table book is jam-packed with moody floral photography, with a focus on capturing the beauty of a flower with little distraction.
“I believe that if we slow down enough to really take the time to embrace nature it can really speak to us at a level where spoken words fail us,” Amelia tells me.
Alongside the dreamy images of florals are pages of calligraphy. They feature pen strokes and jagged edges, which further add to the mood and beauty of the book.
“I could have just downloaded a cute calligraphy font,” Amelia explains, “but I loved how Lauren’s passion for handwriting expresses the love she has for the English language in the same way that flowers speak to me. In an age where everything is become more and more digitalised… I think the art of calligraphy will become lost and that makes what Lauren is doing now even more special!”.
I love this quote from the intro of the book the most; isn’t it just divine?
“Flowers speak to us at a depth where no word can go, a secret language where words fail us. If only we could hear what they would say.”
This book would make such a divine gift for birthdays, Christmas, engagements, bridal showers (the list goes on). If you’d like to score a copy and a divine print of your choice from Amelia and Lauren, check out the comp below and support these lovely local ladies!
Win a Signed copy of Eternize + a print of your choice!
To go in the draw:
Click here to visit the Eternize website
Drop a comment below naming your fave print + What flowers mean to you
Comp open to Aus residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm Friday October 16
This competition has now closed. The winner was Laura G.