The Picis garden: its history
The Picis Garden was born ...
....... comes from multiple experiences and personal needs, from the desire and need to escape from a reality that is sometimes a bit heavy, from the desire to surround myself with beauty, harmony, colors and, it will seem strange, perfumes.
When I started to create the first "foellini", as my daughter says, to see blossom in my hands, petal by petal, something so beautiful, harmonious, delicate as it can only be a flower, but at the same time so strong and destined to last over time, the wonder and satisfaction were so great that they erased negative thoughts, thus giving me the strength not to be discouraged in the most difficult moments. I had found something that was much more than a hobby ........................ it was almost a cure !!!!
After the first courses of the little ones, as I call them, made with the great "Lucilla Paper Flowers Italia", with whom I had filled the studio, my children renamed the room giving it the name of "The garden of Picis"; Picis is the little girl of the house, Carlotta, and in the world of video games she would be the princess who is saved by the legendary Mario Bross who would be the eldest brother, Niccolò.
Later I participated in a Master Class on giant flowers, made by a very good teacher, Snejana, of Russian origin. Giant flowers are creations born in his country, and in 2019 we can say almost nothing known to us in Italy. Back in Florence with all my notes, tips, videos, not to forget any important step, with my first flowers made, with the materials to make others, posting my first works, I had a feedback that I would never have imagined, and from that moment it became more serious, and from a hobby, a leisure, something more important began. Many projects were born, and I fought for some of them, even ambitious and important, all without fear and proud of the results, fortunately also confirmed by the feedback that I continue to have for each new creation. I continued to attend refresher courses, Master Classes, also online, given the problem of the pandemic, all to acquire different techniques and learn the creation of other new flowers, to keep up with the news and satisfy more and more the desire to discover new blooms. The passion in making these creations has allowed me to realize everything I have done up to now; creating, designing new jobs and experiences, distracting me and having fun, and it is also what allowed me to face the hardest moments that life has presented to me. Perhaps this is precisely the essence, the secret of "Picis's garden" .........
"Creativity is intelligence having fun."