Well, I've been a busy bee at my new job and I got to make a couple of small arrangements in the last couple days. Nothing too big and very simple. I was excited and happy to do it.
The reason why I find it so exciting even though it's just a simple arrangement is that in class we are given our flowers and our vases and given a demo of an arrangement and then we get to re-create the arrangement the instructor made with a little of our own interpretation. In the shop, I get to pick the flowers and the vase and then decide what to do. So it's a lot more freedom - more room to be creative - more room to screw up - yet exciting and happy when it works out. (Somewhat =)
Being a newbie, I don't think I did too bad. I did take a couple pictures but I only had my camera phone, so they came out a little grainy. As I didn't want to lift the hand-tie out of the container, the angle didn't do the picture any justice but you can get an idea of colour.
In doing the hand-tie, I learned that the was string to bind the hand tie easily cuts soft stems like Gerbera stems, so that I ended up breaking two stems off.