At the beginning of April, my Mom and I journeyed into San Francisco for a creative field trip to the de Young Museum's fundraising event entitled "Bouquets to Art". I first heard about it via a posting on Facebook and knew my Mom would be the perfect partner in crime for this event. Not only did she accompany me on almost every field trip I took in elementary school, (so she's great at navigating such an experience) she also loves flowers. This trait must be genetic, because I got the same love for all things floral. There was no one better to take on this excursion!
Evidently, I had the same thought as every other woman in the greater Bay Area, because the day we went, it was packed with all the Moms + their BFFS, their Moms and their sisters. I was on the younger end of the age-range, but I loved checking out all the fun lady dates in action. The lifetime for each flower arrangement was short, thus the exhibit only running for a week. I think this increased the volume of visitors per day. According to the Facebook event page, over 67,644 people came to experience the annual fundraiser: their biggest turn out to date!
Taking pictures was tricky because of all the guests: 1) also taking pictures, mostly on their giant iPads, etc. and 2) getting up close and personal with the floral arrangements. It was cool that the exhibit allowed for guests to get close to the arrangements, but it made it so hard for me to get the perfect shot! I did my best, but it's worth noting, as with many museum exhibits, AND flowers, it was truly better in person.
I've included photos of a few of my favorite pieces from the day. As always, clicking on a photo should enlarge the image. Check out this link for the Instagram hashtag from the entire event.
I left feeling inspired by the incredible art work. I loved seeing other's interpretations of the original art pieces: paintings and sculptures turned into literal and figurative floral creations. I loved taking the time to do something that was for me, and encouraged my creative growth. Most of all, I loved getting to spend the day one-on-one with my Mom. Thanks for joining me on this day trip to the city, and humoring me while we moved through the maze of people to see some really cool art!