Ellen Hoffman's Profile
Pressed flowers have been a part of my life for nearly forty years, since a neighbor asked me to work in her business designing pressed flower lampshades
I had no art training, and had always maintained that I could not draw a recognizable stick. But once I had mastered the technique, it seemed that I had an "eye" and the flowers were willing to help me out (usually). After twenty years, the business left the neighborhood. I soon found that I missed the flowers and began my own line of framed designs, which I have sold in some fine shops over the years.
My process allows me to completely cover my design with an invisible film, and I color-treat my materials. They will not fade or deteriorate.
My studio is my kitchen table, where I work sometimes with a Tortie cat named Noodle who is certain that SHE could create if she could only get her paws in the glue!
I am asked what…
- Born on November 21
- Joined March 3, 2009