Hi, I’m Gabrielle and I guess I am first of all a storyteller, and then a florist. I love that everybody has a story and that flowers can help people to share them.
Language and stories have always been a big part of my world. I grew up in a big family who revel in telling stories of childhood mishaps and adventures. My Dad is a renown storyteller in the family, particularly known for his ability to recap the same story a number of times, we love him for it!
I have lived in the Northern Territory for eight years and have been enchanted by the stories of the people and places of the Top End. I still dream of the sound of the geckos, the wet season rains, the stunning Kakadu escarpment and the mango juice at the Mindil Markets. I moved to Newcastle and the creative community there inspired me to pursue a dream of telling stories through flowers.
I love that stories can be shared in so many different ways through song, dance, art, talkback radio, around a campfire or in a modern day podcast! I’m hoping that flowers will give you another way to share your story.
If you’d like to chat some more, feel free to drop me a line or give me a call. We can make a time to meet over coffee, or chat over the phone, whatever suits you best.
P.S. There are some people I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to.
I acknowledge the Awabakal and Worimi people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work; the land that provides nature's gift of flowers. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge their deep connection to this land and its stories.