Blogs can be about anything we choose, right? So I'm taking a few minutes to brag about another member of my staff. Scotty, has been with me for many years and is an incredibly talented Floral Designer and one of my Painters Extraordinaire, but his talent is far beyond these two things!
Scott has been through all of Robyn Story Designs transitions. I started my business ten years ago in my garage. I grew out of that garage and decided to work in a rented space and sold to the trade only. My inventory and clientele grew and I converted that warehouse space to my retail store. Slowly it has evolved into this magical space Robyn Story Designs, tucked away in Tampa.
Scott moved to Florida from Cleveland, Ohio after working 21 years in fresh florals and moved onto Silk Florals. He came into my store to buy stems since he was in the trade and we just hit it off. I knew that Scott and I would have a great time working together. He was and still is an incredible floral designer. Scott was instrumental from the beginning. Always there for support and an opinion. Customers love him, my staff loves him and he's just an all around terrific person.
One of our agreements from the beginning is that he would still have the ability to partake in his other profession. Scott has held the much respected job of dressing equestrian events. We've all seen horse shows and all of those gorgeous jumps that the horses leap over so gracefully. Well, somebody actually orchestrates the production of those jumps and all the florals at these events. One of those talented individuals is our Scott.
|Scotty assisting with the Annie Sloan Workshop|
He has designed shows in nine states and the District of Columbia and has done over 85 shows in his 28 year career! His repertoire includes Equestrian Shows in Traverse City, Michigan, The Vermont Summer Festival, The Capital Challenge in Upper Marlborough, Maryland, and Washington International Horse Show as well as designing/ordering/building the florals for the The Senior Open Golf Tournament in Traverse City and Cleveland, Ohio. His most notable accomplishments are Five World Cup events in Las Vegas, Olympic Trials in San Juan Capistrano and San Deigo, as well as the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Whew!!! He's been around! We are so proud of him. He just returned from Michigan and Vermont and brought home some great pictures that I thought I'd share.
|Here's the product just ready for 'beautification'!|
|Getting Organized and Ready for their debut!|
|So many gorgeous flowers in luscious colors!|
|Organized and moving outside to their gate|
|One AMAZING example of all the planning, organizing and incredibly long days to make these events beautiful.|
Keep checking back for the final details of the "So You Think You Can Create" contest!
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