Pressed and Preserved

Plants and flowers are a way of life for the Austin, Texas-based artist. Among her favorites? “All the old-fashioned heirloom flowers make my heart sing,” she says. “Peonies, hydrangeas, lilacs, and, of course, damask roses.”

Pressed and Preserved“I walk into our studio and smell and see rows and rows of watering cans bursting with cream roses and hydrangeas,” Lauren says. “Fragrant buckets of lilacs and peonies lining the studio walls in early June are pure ecstasy.”

Growing in pots, mounted on boards and framed, and even tucked among the pages of storybooks—petals, leaves, and stems are everywhere in her home and studio, above.


  1. This is a wonderful art…. Anytime I have tried I only find myself with brown flowers and leaves.. LOL

    What a great way to decorate your kitchen or dining room with these framed beauties !

    God bless !

    Brandon Hartford
    Te Deum Cottage

  2. My 11-year-old granddaughter and I are on a summertime journey around our large farm to find hidden beauties that we can press and turn into artwork for her room.


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