Texas State began with a greeting from Bonnie and Randy of the San Antonio Greenleaf. After securing supplies J was ready to teach a class on flowers to wear.
J was impressed with how easily the students adapted to the new methods for creating flowers to wear.
Amy's Orchids donated gorgeous product for the students to work with. Everyone was blown away by Amy's orchids - Thanks Amy!!
J displays another cool design on its creator. Everyone learned alot - including J!
J and Kel had the opportunity to catch up with their buddy Zoe, now living in San Antonio. They enjoyed dinner with Zoe and Monica at Piatti's in the Quarry.
Just two of the arrangements J demo'd in the Eufloria Flowers booth. Chad brought all 9 new varieties to Texas State, Including Marrakesh! - the caramel colored rose in the open heart.
The faux hand-tied created a stir as usual. To see how this is created check out JTV at www.jtv4u.com! At right, J creates his version of the Alamo Dome.
Two lovely JTV fans, Lupe and Eliabeth, took the time to explain Quincinada to J. And J spied Teresa wearing her JTV t-shirt that she had won in J's class the day before.
J's Alamo Dome was a handy way to spotlight the give-away of 4 year-long subscriptions to JTV.
J with Dianna Doss, Executive Director of Texas State Florists Association, and her preferred mode of transportation in the convention center. You go Dianna! At right, J with his model for the Prom and Homecoming flowers to wear presentation. She did a great job - thanks again!!
A big thank you to everyone who assisted J at Texas State. Special thanks to Helene (with J, left) who was there at every turn - setting up for the class, during the class and before and during J's presentation. Helene is a bit shy of the spotlight, but J wants everyone to know how much he appreciated her above-and-beyond help!! At right J with Daniel from Golden Flowers.
Kel and Shannon - new with Eufloria Flowers - relax before dinner on the Riverwalk at Boudro's - where your server prepares fresh guacamole - table side!! Our server Nora made some great guac for us!!
Before leaving town, J made a point to stop and see Robert at the San Antonio Flower Company - a great store concept that serves both retailers and consumers.