I wanted to share more about the Young Blooms Online floristry School at the beginning of the new year. Learning a new skill or updating your abilities is such a positive thing to do as the year begins. I guess you can call something like this a way to invest in yourself. I read this great article on Huffingtonpost around this topic, investing in your creativity is a worthwhile thing to do, it builds self-confidence and self belief. Trying something new or taking risk and investing in growing your abilities can feel scary. The reason I love the flower school is that its something you can watch in the comfort of your own home or if your on your phone in a coffee shop. Its very easy and accessible.
I know that for me starting out in the floristry world, I learnt on the job. Watching what other florists were doing around me, I found it easy to copy from books and learnt the basics that way. So jump forward 20 years and we have the Young Blooms Online Floristry School. I want it to be a way to learn for those who are thinking of doing their own wedding flowers, right through to the florist with a new business who is just starting out and equally those who just love flowers and want to learn more. So there might be elements that I post on my Youtube channel that are like teaching you to suck eggs. But I want to cover as much helpful stuff as possible.
I've been in the industry for over 18 years and I never stop learning from other florists, equally I get ideas online as well. Pinterest and Instagram are brilliant places for ideas and learning and thats my motivation behind these online tutorials.