I am a nature flat lay enthusiast, mom to two little boys, and an art and photography teacher. I love nature, color, creativity, and collecting.
Q&A with Alyssa Stokes
How would you describe your creative style?
My faffing and flatlays allow me to gather and arrange beauty from my garden and celebrate the seasons. My family loves to help me forage for petals and other small natural objects on our walks. My meditations on these objects include petal squares, floral wreaths, and other designs created along side a good cup of coffee.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I photograph and edit primarily on my iPhone. It works best with busy mom life! Snapseed is my favorite editing app, although I enjoy playing with Adobe Photoshop when I am teaching. Currently my studio is my dining room table and I use natural, diffused window light.
Can you tell us why the theme "In Bloom" is important to you?
I am a fan of all things floral, so hosting the "In Bloom" challenge is a perfect fit for me! Styling Chantal's paper flowers was such fun and not too different from working with real blooms. I can't wait to see all the creative floral posts week!
Can you share some of your favourite images you have created and why you love them?
I love the sweet simplicity of this petal square. It includes some of my favorite natural props, such as a hydrangea flowers and ferns.
I feel like this image is very representative of my coffee and flower style. I love using these old book pages as a background! I took apart one of my hubby's books a few years ago and have been laying out the pages ever since.
My two year old son is obsessed with balloons and this image reminds me of him. Also sunflowers are such an important part of our life every summer and our yard is filled with them!