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This book has been 6+ years in the making!  ‘A Fresh Look at  Judging’ has become a hefty volume of the most comprehensive text on Judging Floral Design ever. It is an ideal reference book for all floral judges, would-be judges, competitors, designers preparing for certification process, educators and students of designs.

Kathy Whalen AIFD and I are proud to announce that the book is now shipping! The book, as the name indicates breathes a breath of fresh air into the world of judging. It brings forth some fresh approaches to ‘judging’ to hopefully inspire and to enlighten you on the topic. Thank you for being so patient with us.

Hitomi Gilliam AIFD

October 8th, 2013|Tags: |

Thank you

Thank you for the faith and trust you placed in Hitomi and I as we completed “A Fresh Look at Judging Floral Design“. Your immediate enthusiastic response to the book has delighted us.

Many of you have indicated how much the book resonates with you as it addresses designers and their readiness, teachers and the tools to better equip them, the depth of training for judges as they learn to apply their knowledge to seeing, scoring and critiquing and, of course, the benefits that accrue to competitors who put themselves out there.

May the book inspire you to new ways of seeing and doing that will make judging an exciting path of growth for you, the arranger, teacher, judge and viewer. Each can rejoice in well-deserved pride of accomplishment.

Kathy Whalen AIFD

October 7th, 2013|