Friday, November 20, 2009

Make Art Every Day, Day 13

Another day with no pictures. Although I will do some sewing tonight, I was out today watching someone else be creative, very creative. I went to the annual Holiday Luncheon put on by the Danbury Garden Club. The speaker was Chris Giftos, the former head florist and events planner for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. If you ever went to the museum and saw the fabulous, enormous floral arrangements in the niches in the grand hall and at the information desk, that was his job for 30 years. He made seven incredible arrangements while regaling us with stories from his past. He certainly mingled with the rich and the famous and yet he was charming, funny, and unpretentious. His was a true rags to riches story. A Greek immigrant, he worked his way up from making deliveries for a small neighborhood florist, graduating to better shops and jobs, then to a Madison Ave. shop and ultimately to the museum, learning the jobs by the seat of his pants. I'm sure his talent and appeal had a lot to do with it.
The arrangements he made were raffled off, but I didn't win anything. I should have had my camera with me. Oh, well......

1 comment:

lcroswell said...

That sounds fascinating! How fun! I'll bet you learned alot.