I found much inspiration for my Bella Bouquets book project from Sally Page, a UK based floral designer, photographer and author.
I knew I had to talk with Sally as soon as I read the first line on her website:
“As an unknown florist, photographer and writer finding a publisher proved to be an impossible task. I was told my book ideas were, ‘Too English’ and that I was, ‘Not famous enough’.” Sally and her husband have published seven titles through their business Fanahan Books.
I own a few of her books and thoroughly enjoy her websites and blogs.
Her blog Flower Shop Stories is my favorite, lots of great photos and you can keep up with her flower adventures – traveling about the UK, photographing flower shops, giving design workshops, etc.
Sally was quite helpful with sending me advice for my book, in fact I did use the printer she suggested.
Actually, as I’m writing this blog entry about Sally I keep finding myself getting lost in her blog posts!!
I tell Chuck that I’d like to follow in her footsteps and spend a year visiting flower shops throughout the USA, wouldn’t that just be splendid?
For more inspiration visit Sally’s website:
(hope you have a lot of free time to peruse her site!)
Sally – Thank you for your advice and support, it was all greatly appreciated! I hope to cross paths with you one day!