I thought I would spend the next few days introducing our teachers for Santa Barbara. As you can see I have an all star lineup scheduled for the Florabundance Inspirational Design Days/ Chapel Designers event. Today I am introducing designer Francoise Weeks. Francoise is known for her detailed woodland work and her endless passion about floral design.


Francoise was born in Belgium in an area romanticized by the flower arrangements of the Dutch and Flemish painters of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Honing her talents through training with the florists of Antwerp, Françoise discovered her signature—a unique lush and textural style, heavily imprinted by her love of nature and art. Since 1996 she has translated her passion into creations of flowers, herbs, fruits, vegetables and foliage in a way that the masters could only paint.

Her portfolio runs the gamut from elegant natural simplicity to the abundant and bountiful; she consistently delivers the unexpected. Françoise’s first priority is to realize the ideas and needs of her clients and bring to the process her attention to detail and unique creativity.

Recently her work has emerged into two distinctive styles: URBAN WOODLANDS—contemporary stylings of mosses, lichens, bark and forest floor gatherings and FLORAL FORWARD—exquisite botanical haute couture creations of purses, headpieces and shoes.

She shares her knowledge of floral design and mechanics with professionals and students from around the world in an intimate studio class and workshop setting. She now teaches frequently nationwide and has workshops scheduled in Europe and Australia also.  Françoise has been the subject of numerous magazine articles throughout the United States and Europe.

Since January is sneaking up on us rather quickly, we need to get our final students registered. If you have been considering this conference and you were waiting for the right time to sign up the time is now. Just jump!!!

Meet me in Santa Barbara!!!

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