2018 workshops

I can’t believe this will be our fourth year of offering workshops in our Seattle based design studio. It feels just like yesterday that I nervously announced our first workshop, afraid that no one would come. Much to my surprise, every workshop sold out that first year, and they have continued to sell out year after year. It has been humbling and rewarding to have the opportunity to teach and guide each attendee and to be part of their creative story.

Universal Purpose…

Since we opened our studio for workshops, we have had attendees come from all across the globe… Australia, France, England, Portugal, Singapore, China, Korea, Japan, Mexico, and Canada, not to mention all of the people from all over the United States that have travelled far to get here, and those from our own back yard here in the Northwest. It doesn’t matter where each attendee has come from, or how well they speak English, or what their level of experience was… the common thread that brought us all together was a passion for bringing beauty into this world… the beauty of floral design and creating celebrations that will be remembered for a lifetime… and the beauty of dreaming big for your life, and believing in the power of those dreams.

Our Heart…

You see… our workshops are not just about the techniques and mechanics of floral design. Our purpose to is teach, encourage, inspire and empower people along their creative journey. Yes, we will absolutely teach you how to make our signature lush arrangements and bouquets, how to build and install an event, and how to design all of the details of a beautiful tablescape. But… we go far beyond that as we push you to define your dream and really identify what it is you want out of the creative journey you are on in addition to helping you figure out how to get to the next level of where you want to be.

One of a kind, hands on experience… 

I’ve had a lot of people ask if we would continue to do our workshops since we recently launched an online workshop. The answer has always been “YES!” I’m thankful we had the opportunity to launch an online course, but nothing replaces being in person with someone, building a real relationship, listening and having eye contact with someone as you speak with them face to face. I can show how I create bouquets in a video but walking you through the process in person while you have flowers in your hand, and offering constructive feedback of your work is a completely different experience. Nothing can ever truly replace a hands on, face to face experience. Our in person workshops are one of a kind.

The 2018 Schedule: 

This year we will be offering the following four workshops in our studio.

February 22nd- 24th “The Art of Floral Design Workshop”

March 22nd- 24th “The Art of Floral Design Workshop”

April 26th-28th “Event Design Workshop”

June 7th-9th   “Real Wedding Workshop”

Check out our  workshop website for complete descriptions of each of these courses and for more details including information on pricing and payment plans!

No experience necessary for any of these workshops! We’ll teach you everything you need to know!  

Registration for all of these workshops will open on Thursday November 15th!

We are offering early bird pricing through December 1st before increasing the rate of each workshop.

WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS!!

Simply put… a lot of people just can’t afford the investment of a workshop. I was one of those people when I started my business… I didn’t have any money to my name. I wouldn’t be where I am today if a few people didn’t believe in me and lend me a helping hand. This is why I offer scholarships; it’s part of my way of giving back. I want to believe in someone’s dream and give them that extra help they may need so they can get closer to where they want to be.

This year we are continuing our scholarship program and offering 4 scholarships for 2018. The submissions will be done through Instagram. Please check our Instagram feed @sinclairandmoore on Thursday evening November 9th for details on how to enter a submission. Submissions will be accepted Thursday, November 9th through Monday, November 13th. Recipients will be announced on our blog on the evening of November 15.

Anyone is eligible to apply.

Big things to come! 

We have a lot of great things planned for our 2018 workshops and hope you will consider joining us! Remember to check out our Workshop Website for more detailed information, and as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions to the e-mail provided on our site!

Photos taken of our April 2017 workshop by Kristen Honeycutt Photo Co. 

A new perspective

Today is my thirty-eighth birthday. I woke up early this morning intending to spend time setting new goals and dreaming big for the year ahead. This is a yearly tradition for myself; I like to think about where I am, where I want to go, who I want to become, think big for our future and then figure out the steps I need to take to move closer towards seeing those dreams come to fruition. It’s no secret that I am a dreamer… Jamie would probably tell you that sitting down and dreaming about the future is one of my love languages and the way to my heart.

But something different happened this morning. As I started thinking to the future and worked to define new goals, something inside of me told me to just stop, reflect and give thanks. As my mind wandered through the blessings in my life, my heart nearly exploded as I thought through the people who fill my life with greater joy than any accomplishment, dream, wedding or project ever will. My family… my tribe… my people. They are my dream and the best part of life.

Dreaming big is a beautiful thing… but sometimes it causes you to rush past the beautiful life you might already have. It can be a struggle to find the balance of wanting more for your future while just being content in the moment. In the past I’ve feared that contentment would lead to complacency, but as I’ve grown older I’ve come to realize that contentment leads to greater joy.

So this morning I am going to hit the pause button on all my dreaming and scheming to be still, give thanks and enjoy the people I get to call “mine”.

And… of course I walked away with a few new goals for this beautiful year ahead. What are they? To love more fiercely, to give thanks more often, to choose joy and to be content through whatever my circumstances may be. Something tells me these new goals will give me the strength to soar to even greater heights.

Thirty-eight… you might be the best year yet.

photography: Alanna Maria Photography 

Christmas with Grey

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Next year we’ll be hanging another stocking, adding another dancer to our routine and trying to keep two more little hands away from sneaking another cookie. In just a few short weeks we will meet the newest member of our family, and our life will forever change as our hearts expand to experience a fuller love than we can possibly imagine right now. The reality of our growing family feels more real every day, and we are so excited.

But for now, it’s only the three of us and so we are celebrating and savoring sweet moments with just our one little person, and treasuring life the way it is.

From our growing family to yours, we truly wish you a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful holiday season.

photography: Alanna Maria Photography