Kio Kreations’ Blog

for the love of flowers & art

Go to WWW.KIOKREATIONS.COM November 17, 2009

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What is Kio Kreations?

Kio Kreations is an all-encompassing creative services company. Started by Kristen Janes (formerly Kristen Henschen) in 2004, Kio Kreations has grown to include floral design, graphic design, product design, fine art, and other creative services. We have quickly become one of the highest-rated independent florists in the Chicagoland. We also design oodles of fun things for sale on ETSY and ZAZZLE. We design lots of stuff for corporate & private clients and also teach art and floral design lessons. We really are an all-encompassing creative services company!


ATSTUDIO Junkyard Chic Fine Art Photography June 9, 2009

Something really can be said for fine photography, it makes ‘everyday’ into art…
I love Thomas Slack’s photography because it is just that, ART. Below are all of the best shots from the Junkyard photoshoot I made bouquets for.



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All photos taken by Thomas Slack of Slack Photography


More Stunning Thomas Slack/AT Studio Junkyard Shots June 5, 2009

I just had to post these new ones Thomas has on his blog, they rock…starring this pretty girl and of course, my bouquets!!! 


Slack Photography and AT STUDIO rock! 🙂


Are you Artsy? Enter P.A.C.E. with Me! June 3, 2009

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Above you can see the POSTCARD that I entered for the last PACE competition that got into their traveling exhibition. The show traveled for over a year and my postcard was shown in a bunch of different museums–so that’s cool. I also sold one of the other postcards I entered that time for $50 too! Not to shabby. I plan to enter 3-5 this time around. I encourage all other artists and photographers to check it enter!!! 🙂


Junkyard Chic: Thomas Slack Creates Treasure Amongst Trash May 23, 2009

My good friend and fellow wedding vendor Thomas Slack of Slack Photography and “atstudio” continues to blow my mind with his photography skills. Simply put, he is an artist. His photos are works of art; he has mastered lighting and composition and is just truly talented. I highly recommend looking at his work which you can see on his website and on his blog. One of his latest endeavors is launching atstudio with fellow photographer Amaris Granado. Atstudio strives to bring a fresh sense of fashion and style to traditional wedding photography.  The below photos were taken by Thomas at a junkyard out here in the ‘burbs somewhere and featured a stunning model and two lovely bouquets I made especially for the shoot. I cannot believe how fabulous they turned out!  I can’t wait to see the rest of them!  


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Photoshoot Florals May 18, 2009

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I just created these two bouquets for an editorial bridal photoshoot my friend Thomas Slack of Slack Photography & atstudio set up for tomorrow at a junkyard in the western suburbs. I cannot wait to see the photos Thomas takes! He is soooo unbelievably talented! I will post them later!!!


The Amazing Mayslake Peabody Estate May 5, 2009


I just went to the Mayslake Peabody Estate again with my friend Hillary to shoot some spring blossom photos. Mayslake is in Oakbrook and is part of the Dupage County Forest Preserve. The grounds of this estate are just gorgeous and include a mansion, chapel, outdoor stage, indoor theatre, indoor reception venues, simple outdoor gardens, acres of trees and lush grass and it all backs up to a tranquil pond.  Its literally picture-perfect! And bonus, they have an art show there annually too! 

My favorite part of this place has got to be the mosaic on the outside of the chapel.  Its so stunningly bright I just love it. I cannot wait until fall of 2010 when one of my Brides is getting married here…! I think this place is one of Dupage County’s best-kept secrets!  Its a must-see for sure! 

They have events there often, from art festivals to Shakespeare in the Park type shows. I will surely be going back there many, many more times! I still have to take the tour of the mansion and restorations they are doing and I will attend the art show there in July to see what that is all about. Fun fun fun!






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