Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Bohemian Summer

Summer Skillman of Etsy shop, My Bohemian Summer, describes herself as "a photographer with a love affair with paper." She isn't kidding... enjoy looking at some of the gorgeous pictures she has taken of her creative origami flower bouquets.

Autumn Celebration

Summer's husband's job brought them to Japan, which she has explored with both her camera and her art. She began making origami flowers in earnest when a friend who was hosting a bridal shower was going to buy fresh flowers for the event. Summer suggested origami flowers as an alternative, wound up making all of the flowers and favors for the shower, and truly found her niche.


Speaking of brides, Summer calls the above arrangement the "Corpse Bride Bouquet". Timely for All Hallow's Eve, it's an unlucky thirteen inches tall and comes complete with black origami bats. I love the description... sure to "escort you down the aisle with a little fun, flair and a bit of spooky."


Spooktacular would make a great Halloween decoration. In shades of bright orange, pumpkin, purple, and black, it features bats and candy corn.

But not everything Summer creates is on the dark side, far from it... here's a romantic arrangement of cottage roses and another that's kimono-inspired.



I love this unusual flower she calls, "Twisted Sister". They come in sets of six with hand printed name tags.


Summer is introducing Christmas and winter arrangements, and also does custom design. My Bohemian Summer has been gathering all sorts of accolades since opening just this past June and can be found on ArtFire and Facebook, as well as Etsy.

16 comments:

Melissa said...

I just saw some of her work yesterday and loved it. I especially love the cottage roses, but the bats are pretty fun!

Margit Ammentorp said...

I do not have the right words in english, to tell how much I like it, can just say: beautiful!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow amazing.Love these flowers,luks natural.

Ta said...

How intricate! These are delightful

Maureen said...

Incredible talent. Just beautiful!

Márcia said...

I love origami and your blog is just wonderful! Have a nice day!

Ann said...

Her work is incredible. I love those bouquets

SUGANTHI said...

Such colourful flowers and beautifully photographed.

SUGANTHI said...

Such colourful flowers and beautifully photographed.

Kathy said...

Wow these are gorgeous.. and so unique.. just lovely..
Thanks Ann..

ENJAY said...

oh!!! The roses look like the ones i make in sugar craft! Wow!!.
Nicola.xx

Samantha Silva said...

Wow beautiful my Flower looks so not cute compared to this awesomeness lol. Thanks For going by my blog <3
Samantha Silva

ana @ i made it so said...

so beautiful. i have renewed appreciation and interest in origami after watching the documentary "between the folds" -- i'm sure you've seen it ann. it was inspiring!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Thanku dear for ur sweet comment on my blog.

Cards by Cheryl said...

Amazing work by Summer. It makes me want to try folding paper instead of rolling.

Thanks for this great find Ann.

kavitha said...

this looks so real,lovely bouquets and beautiful photographs:)

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