Joanne then pressed the hundreds of flowers and leaves which were added to individual art packs. The packs included Joanne’s drawings of vases which the pressed flowers could then be arranged into along with other materials to create flower themed pictures. Special blotting paper was also included for pressing and we also sent fresh bouquets of flowers so that residents could have a go at pressing their own.
We included frames for the finished art work so the residencies could keep their pieces as a nice keepsake or pass them on to friends and relatives. One care home told us that ‘the residents have commented on how nice it is to spend time doing a meaningful activity and they have had great satisfaction with their finished products, showing them to family members and staff’.