Atkins at Megan Morton's School with Ashley Woodson Bailey.
We are so proud to be asked again to support Ashley's Florography workshop at The School in Sydney.
"A self-taught photographer, Ashley’s signature “florography” art prints launched in 2014. Her eponymous brand naturally expanded to include wallpaper, fabrics, and limited-edition products as her desire to live among the flowers grew. Her inaugural collection “Dark” was inspired by the transition of the flower from blossom to fading stem and the deep desire to preserve this metamorphosis as a frozen moment in time.
Each of Ashley’s patterns begins with inspiration from fresh flowers. She forages, visits her floral market and partners with floral farmers to hand-select an array of blooms before studying and arranging them in her signature, wildly organic style. She captures their beauty from multiple angles over the course of several days before selecting and editing her favorite shots. As inspiration strikes, she transforms the final image into patterns, prints and limited-edition products.
She creates her “forever flowers” in the Atlanta, GA where she resides with her husband, Brad, three children, and her furry sidekicks, George and Rose. When she is not in the Southeast, you can find her frequently daydreaming about her next trip to her beloved Texas and Australia."
About Megan Morton's The School
Megan Morton is a stylist. One of Australia's leading ones. Prolific as well as passionate, she is known for her generosity when it comes to knowledge – her ex-assistants are now some of the best in their respective fields. She comes from a family of teachers and with three books written on the topic of interiors, Things I Love and Home Love (Lantern, Penguin) and a kids interiors book called I Love My Room (published by Thames and Hudson). Put simply sharing comes naturally to her.
Which brings us to this part of her story.
In a world of information overload, Megan’s Styling Master Classes, and all the other classes at The School, will ignite your inner creative and help you discover the magic that happens when you work with your hands and your heart. Tuition from the best-of-the-best craftspeople inside the industry will give you insights into the coveted worlds of craft, styling and design. Crafter-noons and make-it-yourself lessons from our specially selected teachers are structured with all levels of experience in mind.
You will make new friends, learn new skills, make a mess you wont need to clean up and be our guest. All classes are held in our beautiful purpose-built Rosebery studio – ginormous white spaces full of potential and possibility for your inner creative. A comment we hear often on the blog airwaves, Instagram and kind letters to our office is, 'it was the best day ever!". Big call but really is true.
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