J E N || nectar + bloom (@nectar_and_bloom) — poetically-spirited fine art floral design | a poet-professor turned floral artist | workshops weddings events editorial #nectarandbloom  #poetflorist 
Norway, you have enchanted me since childhood, and now flowering here has been a
Norway, you have enchanted me since childhood, and now flowering here has been an experience like painting with the sound of harps and dining on meadows. We leave for home tomorrow full of gratitude and magic ✨ . @carr.cavender@elinejacobine@ninaogjoachim@carefullycollected#nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarlovenotes#nectarabroad#nectarandbloomworkshops#nectarclasses#nectarandbloomvoyages
19.07.2019 14:12:21
Dreamscapes //// Dreams fascinate me, and surrealism, written in the tangible la
Dreamscapes //// Dreams fascinate me, and surrealism, written in the tangible language of flowers, is of particular interest to me in this poetic medium ... . Photograph by my Norwegian sister @elinejacobine from a creative session together last October in celebration of 2 years married to my dreamdude hubs @carr.cavender#nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarpoems#surrealism#dreamscapes#poetryofflowers
18.07.2019 14:07:48
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Arriving to Norway this week for our workshop was like entering every storybook
Arriving to Norway this week for our workshop was like entering every storybook from my childhood. As I run in the soft stone shaped forest mountains, I feel magic in the sweet wind, sense winged fairies and felt-hatted gnomes just beyond the whispering foliages. I feel in the steeply a-framed houses and cottages basking in summer’s long hours a sense of the snowdrifts that melt off into the glacial fjords, of waterprooof leather boots, of wooden spoons and a zillion lit candles. The wildflowers here lilt like the language, spin in a ballet of wind gusting like swollen spring rivers leaping and bending, fast as laughter. The towns are quiet, sun-filled, verdant. Each morning I wake to another illustrated page... //// . Photograph by the lovely @mallorydawnphoto for a recent 1:1 class for @amywestfloral. Tap for our amazing collaborator team! #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarpoems#poetryofflowers#nectarclasses#nectarandbloomworkshops#nectarandbloomclasses#nectarandbloomabroad#storytime
17.07.2019 14:31:09
//// In the dream, I am counting // meadows, one trillion glyphs in grasses toss
//// In the dream, I am counting // meadows, one trillion glyphs in grasses tossed // by wind like vowels, lost alphabet, the dream // sounding out its own name, and I // trip on a river made of broken light, the bright // chronicles of color, and all // their endless poetries... //// . Photograph by the incredible @mandyfordphotography 💓#nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarpoems#poemsbynectarandbloom#poetryofflowers#color
15.07.2019 17:31:03
Magic can be a second language, right!? Thank you @marthastewart for featuring t
Magic can be a second language, right!? Thank you @marthastewart for featuring this pretty, pretty project with the amazing @butfirstparty, @daydream.society, and @billyedonyaphotography that was such fun to help bring to life! #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#poetryofflowers
14.07.2019 16:49:55
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//// The ritual is in the garden, with my hands // I am becoming, I am of this /
//// The ritual is in the garden, with my hands // I am becoming, I am of this // tiny garden, its customs, its culture, speak // into being between // my fingers, each piece a flag // or brocade of another world, embroidered // with ephemera, each releases // its accent, I am listening, and the ritual, my // hands a kind of bird lighting // and lifting, lighting and lifting, trying to find footing, the right // alphabet for this new word, or that... //// #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarpoems#poemsbynectarandbloom#poetryofflowers Photograph: @pineandsea_photo 💛
12.07.2019 15:54:36
I just want to throw some serious vendor love and appreciation right now to Aubr
I just want to throw some serious vendor love and appreciation right now to Aubrey @detailsdarling and Tracy @pineandsea_photo, who are behind the gorgeous event design and brilliant photography captured at Audrey + Max’s beautiful wedding day this May in Palm Springs. I want to celebrate those two lady bosses in particular as teammates on this wedding because each of them is just so dang talented AND such a joy to work with and know. What a dream team! If you don’t already follow them, do. 💓 . I can’t wait to share more from this one, but for now please just feel some big appreciative vibes with me, and maybe send some to a vendor friend of yours today too to spread the love. . This is a big, beautiful, collaborative industry of creatives, full of so many hard working kind souls, and it feels so good to shine that appreciation and acknowledgment around to all who come together to help create the scenes where love’s magic is celebrated and remembered 💓💓💓. . Photography: @pineandsea_photo Planning + Design: @detailsdarling Floral Design: @nectar_and_bloom Venue: @frederickloweestate Rentals: @adorefolklore@sigpartyrentals Video: @memorymachinefilms Paper Goods: @papelnco Beauty: @beautybystaceymua#nectarandbloom#poetflorist#poetryofflowers#nectarlovenotes#notesfromnectarandbloom#vendorlove
11.07.2019 14:39:56
//// The height of summer shouldered, a sun // broken into firework, bright shar
//// The height of summer shouldered, a sun // broken into firework, bright shards of river, laughing //// #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarpoems#poemsbynectarandbloom . . Photograph by the amazing, sunshiny @pineandsea_photo 💛🙌🎉 of my demo bouquet from a recent 1:1 bouquets class for the lovely @vhsmith with a palette inspired by her fond memories of a childhood of magic Del Mar sunsets. . Have a beautiful Wednesday, lovers!
10.07.2019 14:55:47
I am elated to be headed to Norway for our workshop with @carefullycollected, ho
I am elated to be headed to Norway for our workshop with @carefullycollected, hosted by talented angels @elinejacobine and @ninaogjoachim, in just a few days! Thank you all for your love and support as #nectarandbloomclasses go international this summer. . Ever since I decided to leave the university and my former academic career as a professor of English and literature, I knew somewhere inside me that the thrill I feel in designing creative courses and delivering empowering experiences for my students would continue, no matter what my medium. I am ever amazed and enormously grateful for how dreams take shape, often better than we could ever imagine, the sweat, tears, lessons, and thrills of it all! . I am writing my life story now in flowers, and I am so excited to empower you in your exploration of this blooming language too. . Photograph by my Norwegian sister @elinejacobine | #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarpoems#nectarlovenotes#notesfromnectarandbloom#nectarandbloomworkshops#nectarclasses
09.07.2019 23:40:59
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Abundance can also mean plentiful space, time, opportunity to expand. To recharg
Abundance can also mean plentiful space, time, opportunity to expand. To recharge, regroup, reassess, reflect — all of these ask for abundance in a way you can feel, more than see, sense at work, more than know necessarily when to seek. . Keep in mind that practicing abundance as a mindset, and pursuing it as a lifestyle, also means seeking plenty of space to feel vast, not rushed, free of constraints, and bountiful in options. (Easy to forget, but also easy to remember and try for again!) . I’m working on celebrating abundance when it’s intangible as much as tangible, the kind that is unquantifiable (sense of peace, opportunity to become curious in a new way, etc.) as much as the kind that can be quantified. I invite you to do the same — and I celebrate you if you’re thriving in it already. 💞 . Photography: @pineandsea_photo Planning + Design: @detailsdarling Floral Design: @nectar_and_bloom Venue: @frederickloweestate Rentals: @adorefolklore@sigpartyrentals Video: @memorymachinefilms Paper Goods: @papelnco Beauty: @beautybystaceymua#nectarandbloom#poetflorist#poetryofflowers#nectarlovenotes#notesfromnectarandbloom
07.07.2019 21:50:34
In dreams, we are filled again with what’s possible. In the light we find anothe
In dreams, we are filled again with what’s possible. In the light we find another chance to make dreams manifest. //// From a recent 1:1 class on foam-free full-scale floral installations for Amy with the loveliest crew: . Photography: @mallorydawnphoto Floristry Class + Design: @nectar_and_bloom Student Floral Designer: @amywestfloral Arch: @tbdsandiego  Hair + Make Up: @xobeauty.co Bridal Boutique: @thedresstheorysandiego Gown: @theiacouture Model: Franki @franki_i#nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarclasses#nectarandbloomworkshops#floristryclass
04.07.2019 21:05:47
//// Sun tempted, the tea and its spilled listing, the sea and its lilting // ti
//// Sun tempted, the tea and its spilled listing, the sea and its lilting // tiffs, they spread a cot of woven noon we call // hammock and the apricot // talk of its wind sifting, these // are the spades of summer, all gold // foiled and soft in the light, mist-winged, a lot // of possibility spilling from its silk stitching //// #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarpoems#poemsbynectarandbloom#poetryofflowers#poetry . Photography: @mallorydawnphoto Floristry Class + Design: @nectar_and_bloom Student Floral Designer: @amywestfloral Hair + Make Up: @xobeauty.co Bridal Boutique: @thedresstheorysandiego Gown: @theiacouture Model: Franki @franki_i
03.07.2019 21:29:20
Someone is listening. What you make and put into the world, what you come up wit
Someone is listening. What you make and put into the world, what you come up with and share, what you try and vie for, what you mention off hand — someone is listening. . Step into the impact and power of your language and your voice with benevolence and intentionality. Know that someone is listening, and it matters to them. . You have a chance to connect, uplift, inspire, teach, give, learn — a chance to share the perspective and experience you have gathered in your arms like a meadow of flowers, thorns and petals alike. . See the collective beauty of which you are a part. The world is better because you’re in it, and it benefits from your thoughtfulness and authenticity, your ability to put into words what matters to you, with heart. . It is such a gift when someone reaches out to you and mentions something you’ve said that mattered to them. Watch for it. Listen for it. Fill the world with kindness, humor, and humility. I’m listening 🤗 #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarlovenotes#notesfromnectarandbloom#poetryofflowers Photograph by the amazing @elinejacobine
02.07.2019 01:35:54
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C E N T E R P I E C E S — How to make them lush, airy, and natural? How to make
C E N T E R P I E C E S — How to make them lush, airy, and natural? How to make them unique and authentic to the celebration or gathering they will color? What mechanics are beneath them? How to create color story? How to choose ingredients to suit the vision? What techniques to use in designing? . There are SO many wonderful questions I receive from my students and prospective students, so many variables and problems I have faced and solved in my own floristry practice that I’m excited to share with you. . Who’s been searching for a class on artful and authentic centerpieces? I am adding one to our 2019 in-studio workshop and creative immersion class offerings — announcement soon! . Now tell me, if you had it your way, what days and times are best for you to attend? 🥰🙏 . PS — If you’re in Norway or Europe July 15th-16th, one of the three classes I’ll be teaching will be on artful centerpieces! Contact @carefullycollected to reserve your place.✂️💐❤️ . Beautiful photograph by @elinejacobine . #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#notesfromnectarandbloom#poetryofflowers#nectarclasses#nectarandbloomworkshops
29.06.2019 20:58:36
I love reading Friday introductions because they offer lovely little storytellin
I love reading Friday introductions because they offer lovely little storytelling moments, sharing a life’s shaping details, quirks, passions, origins, experiences, habits, and favorites that make us each who we are — delightfully unique and ironically alike. . An image itself carries many introductory stories, as with this one, which tells of @carr.cavender and me celebrating 2 years since our joyous wedding day, of the rain that beautifully stained the concrete wall in our little enchanted canyon garden, of the @rosestoryfarm roses that filled the frames of my experiment in creating an art gallery of flowers to frame us in this moment of our blooming love story, and of my sweet friend @elinejacobine from Norway who took this lovely photo while visiting California last October. . This image tells of the last size of a silk skirt of my dreams I found on sale and knotted at my knee, of the cascading ribbon all the way from @froufrouchic and the October breeze that lifted it, of the seven years of love and learning Carr and I shared leading up to this little moment. . The specificity of unique details is exactly what makes us most relatable and accessible to one another. Don’t spend another minute thinking you don’t have anything to share. You are amazing. Take a loving look at who you are, see yourself for the unique, hilarious, brilliant wonder you are, and you’ll find two things: how relatable and lovable you are and how relatable and lovable everyone else is too. . Show that kindness to yourself and enjoy how it returns to you and ripples out all around you. #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarlovenotes#notesfromnectarandbloom#poetryofflowers
28.06.2019 21:23:47
//// Sun-brook, walk of noon // on California, gold tongued // a tale printed in
//// Sun-brook, walk of noon // on California, gold tongued // a tale printed in fingertip ridges, sheen of mango // penciled into mustard, a purse // of song, spilled in your direction, and yours, // and yours //// #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarpoems#poemsbynectarandbloom#poetryofflowers#poetry#californiapoppies
27.06.2019 18:54:06
//// Where she rests, a wishbone // grows, summer fruit sherbet and sun loam, th
//// Where she rests, a wishbone // grows, summer fruit sherbet and sun loam, the skeins of cloud // she draws from her eyes call // up color and crisp, the crush of meadow, a song // in new eons underfoot, of course, calcium, // something with which to build //// #nectarandbloom#poetflorist#nectarpoems#poemsbynectarandbloom#poetryofflowers#poetry . A little iPhone snap from our recent bouquets 1:1 class in the studio for the lovely @harmoniafloralmx with @mandyfordphotography 💗🧘🏼‍♀️🌈💐
26.06.2019 06:08:41
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