When asked by the marketing professional ‘GURUS’ to write a bio for this website, I was stumped! I had instant dread. I don’t mind writing. I love writing my blogs about our weddings, and of course I am a contributing editor for Virginia Bride Magazine - but to write about myself? Ugh! It is difficult for me to write about myself and even more difficult to talk about myself!
So I decided to take the ‘not-so-eloquent-approach’ of writing. Instead of a beautifully written sales article like you would see in an advertisement, I thought I would state the facts, but more importantly, I would just be... me!
Prior to opening Corsair, all of my past livelihoods have been deeply embedded in the creative trades. God has indeed blessed me with the innate ability to decipher and connect on the artistic plain. It took those years in other businesses to acquire the knowledge and training I needed before venturing out on my own.
Fusing this work history or experience layers with my God given talents, such as awareness of color, mutability of styles, lines and overall creativity, I decided to become an independent business owner. The business of flowers that is, which I love! And still after all this time, I get excited when a new shipment comes in!
I felt the need to take floral design to another level in this area, establishing a private design firm that engages flowers with art and interior layout, much like the larger metropolitan areas that host artist like Preston Bailey and Grace Ormond. Roanoke and surrounding areas now have that anchor destination for custom event design outside the expected florists work.
I am also a Contributing Editor for Virginia Bride Magazine