Suzanne studied the artisan craft of hand-tie flower arrangement at Jane Packer‘s floristry school. (If only I knew that a school like this existed when we were living in London! I’m absolutely heart-broken to have missed such a wonderful opportunity.) What Suzanne learned from Jane is an art – no if’s and’s or but’s about it – floral design is akin to being a sculptor, but you’re working with living material. Some would say it is an even more challenging art form.Not only does Suzanne make the most exquisite floral designs in all of Chicago, but she also teaches floral design classes at her handsome floral atelier. You can check out her website, like her on facebook, or follow her on Twitter. I think you’ll find that Suzanne has a heart the size of Texas and that it is a pleasure to follow her as she creates a beautiful body of work. And who said Twitter is useless for business connections? @SuzanneCummings and I made friends through our 140 character message exchanges. When the holiday season rolled around this year, I had the great pleasure of being tapped to design her holiday card! We worked within the style of her graphic design aesthetic to create a luxurious, yet fun letterpress card that she sent to her extensive list of elite clientele. Let’s just say… we all know at least ONE Chicago resident who will be receiving an ABCD Designs Bespoke holiday card in their post box! Stay tuned to the ABCD Design sketch book tomorrow as I’ll show you a few pictures of the finished project.