BLACK - The Perfect Floral Backdrop

This year I have been using a black backdrop for a lot of my floral posts on social media. I have actually become a little bit obsessed with it. In January, I began taking pictures on top of our baby grand, which was an aged almost matte  black (it has since gone). I then remembered we had this old 1920's fire screen kicking about and it has since become my portable backdrop which I move around the house and garden, in order to capture the best light (personally I am an early morning person). I have always loved Mrs Delaney's  paper-cut 'mosaicks'  of flowers   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Delany  and I guess she was my inspiration to present my flowers in the same way, using cut material, as opposed to cut paper. I love to get up in the morning and see whats about in the garden and then have a bit of creative playtime with the flowers and screen  before walking the dog. But I am also starting to compile an archive of floral mood boards which will be really useful for demonstrating what is in season at certain times of the year. It is also quite a therapeutic thing to do, before dealing with traffic in the morning! Please note: All flowers are British and  grown by my own fair hands.

I now have ideas of creating wallpaper, cushions, textiles, notebooks and all sorts of stuff. Ultimately, I will just stick with the flowers and my little bit of creative morning therapy.......