Give Mom Gorgeous Flowers That Last

Planning on giving your mom a bouquet of fresh flower for Mother's Day next Sunday?  Here's another idea:  give her flowers that last for years.

ART Paper Flowers by Michele Tremblay white

You may recall seeing a glimpse of Michele Tremblay's stunning sculpted Paper Flowers in our Valentine's Day post.  I was so taken with her work that I had to feature it again -- and what better moment than Mother's Day.

ART Paper Flowers by Michele Tremblay rose

Michele's path to becoming a paper sculptor was, she says, "a wiggly one."  She went to art school, got a degree in painting, then started a freelance flower/design business.  For over 30 years she decorated and designed florals for weddings and special events.  When she began to burn out from the business she turned to blogging (which is how we met) and began writing a book on decorating projects made of paper.

Colored paper flower sculpted by Michele Tremblay
Michele's paper flowers are big! Some as wide as four feet in diameter.

Michele's paper flowers are big! Some as wide as four feet in diameter.

One of the pieces for the book was a paper flower. One day, Michele decided to play and make it big. Thirty inches in diameter big.  

"I put it on the wall to look at it," says Michele, "and it was as if I was seeing it for the first time.  It was the singular, most profound experience I had ever had in all my years of making art.  I was completely delighted in a way that I can't even begin to describe."

The book idea was set aside as Michele brought to life a garden of flower art, sculpting over 30 in three months.

This flower has a very special meaning.  It was made by Michele in honor of her mother, who loved yellow roses.

This flower has a very special meaning.  It was made by Michele in honor of her mother, who loved yellow roses.

Style Maniac Spring Gift Guide 2016 mothers day flowers

Now Michele sells her work in galleries and through her online sites, where it is often hard to tell which flowers are real and which are sculpted by Michele.  

To order your everlasting flower art, contact Michele via the info below.

MICHELE TREMBLAY

267 253 8844 |  e-mail  
The Art of Michele Tremblay on Facebook  
@artofmichele on Instagram

All images courtesy Michele Tremblay

"Use the good china for breakfast."
XOXO