I still remember my impressions after the first class. We moved slowly, hesitatingly, just imitating the instructor's actions step by step, but still, a few hours later the arrangement began to take shape, and all at once got transformed into a finished 'work of art'. It was thoroughly correct, academic, and, therefore, no doubt cold and businesslike, but that did not diminish the sincerity of our excitement at the realisation that our process of unravelling the secrets of flowers had finally begun.
"And it will never end," remarked the instructor of this course in Israel, Gina Enting. "I've been at this for forty years now." And Bob Ross, an eminently experienced master florist and teacher with whom I later studied at the Canadian Institute of Floral Design in Toronto, would say: "There are only a few designers in the world, but we're all florists."
I'm really fond of this work. I sometimes regret that I'm no longer twenty years old - there's so much I could create - and 'create' is a very apt word here. But everything has its time for each individual, n'est-ce pas? Like a late-blooming love, it's something to be accepted with a grateful heart...
I'm really fond of flowers and I get a flutter in my heart whenever I touch even a single petal - Nature's own tender creation! I'm very fond of making up bouquets and floral arrangements to suit individual tastes. I might get this from a customer, for example: "It's my mother's birthday and I want to give her roses, but in a basket, not a bouquet." Or, "I'm going to my first interview, and I want just a single flower, but I want it to look original." Or this: "I want to send congratulations to my granddaughter on leaving school - she loves everything roses."
Well, now that we're acquainted, let me say a few words about my flower business. It's small and 'cozy' - I work out of my home. My husband, daughter and sons help me in their free time.
I shall be very happy to take care of your flower orders, to the best of my ability.