Thursday, September 29, 2005

About the Wedding Decorator

My name is Darleene Powells and I'm the author of this here blog. Welcome!

By day, I'm a mild-mannered journalist, producing news, stories and videos for in Los Angeles. But because I've been a blogger for nearly 10 years now, a couple of years ago, I thought it would be kind of fun to put stuff from my weekend job online. My occasional weekend job? To be a wedding decorator, or more precisely, a draper for my mom, Aida Barrientos, who is a florist.

How did I learn how to drape? Mostly from pictures and from my own whims. Generally, I drape tables and floral props like plastic columns and balustrades. I can and have also draped stages and walls. I often incorporate lighting to literally spotlight these designs, usually what I call backdrops.

My mom is now retired, a well-deserved retirement at that. She itches to work again, so if you feel my mom is the only florist for you, please shoot me an email (darleene at gmail dot com)and I will try to hook you up -- if the job is big enough to bring her out of retirement. I've never freelanced for anyone else, but I suppose I'd be willing to give it a try.

But for the most part, I will simply post pictures of weddings I have decorated or attended and blog about wedding receptions and all things related.

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