One of the perks of writing for a local magazine is collaborating with creative friends in town. For this piece — a holiday DIY article for Athens Magazine — Rebecca Wood and I spent an overcast morning on her front porch making living wreaths. It was a perfect day for a photoshoot, a little drizzly, her cat stretched out next to our props. I especially loved these succulents for their soft, washed colors…so reminiscent of R. Wood ceramics. We started with a vine wreath and moss then overlaid them with plants, securing mostly with florist wire, letting Rebecca’s instinct guide the way. We made a second wreath that became a table centerpiece; this one for hanging. Mist the succulents with a spray bottle every few days and it will last well beyond the season.
photographs and words by allyn rippin