CLEAR LAKE | Karla Pals of Belmond is winner of this year’s Bloomin’ Arts competition, sponsored by the Clear Lake Arts Center and Central Gardens of North Iowa.
Each July, local artists are invited to design fresh flower creations inspired by works of art, and display them at the arts center in downtown Clear Lake. Designers must submit their floral creation along with the work of art used for inspiration.
Pals’ winning entry featured flowers from her garden arranged in a large pot draped with fishermen’s netting. The foundation was a picture frame with beach sand, rocks, and drift wood. Her inspiration came from one of her own paintings, “Florida Sunset,” from a photo taken on a Florida beach.