for the love of flowers

Hi,  I'm Maria
I am a floral artist in San Diego, California. This is my creative journal.  

Inspired & Styled
Living a creative life with flowers


I love the unlimited  possibilities  that come from having a unique space to imagine and create in. My studio which is above my garage is in the room with the biggest closet, and  the best lighting in the entire house. I can see the world outside the large windows, hear the birds signing and see […]

It’s no secret how much I love working side by side with my clients to help them curate their designs.  In this I have found one of my true passion,  creating beautiful flower crowns. It started with a dear friend and small business owner who commissioned my small studio to create a floral crown and […]

  Its 4:30 a.m. and after months of planning with you , designing, sketching and counting stems, the day has arrived to drive out to the flower market to pick up your blooms. The buckets have been cleaned and filled with water. Thirty,  five gallon buckets loaded and secured, in the back of the vehicle, […]

Helping our Friends at Heliotrope for Hospice. Part 3 of an Article published in Santee Magazine Fall 2016 Issue   Flowers have a short life span but once the event is over they can be donated and given a new life. My mentor and founder of Heliotrope for Hospice ( ) Diane Citrowske, AIFD, is repurposing […]

  This is part 2 of an article that was published in Santee Magazine Fall 2016 issue Written By Maria Costa Fink  Live, Work, Play,  and Volunteering in Santee.  Petal Vision Design and Events is a company I have built around my community. I recently had a chance to volunteer painting the murals at the […]

 Published in Santee Magazine Fall 2016 Issue Written by Maria Costa Fink Part 1 of 3 The art of floral design is alive and well in Santee, California. Every floral design starts with a collaboration between my clients and myself.  A simple sketch is created and an idea is born. I see floral design as […]

    The color purple or violet is a color often associated with royalty and nobility it signifies creativity, devotion and pride. In the wedding & event industry this is the 2018 pantone color of the year. Weddings are personal and unique to each couple while this is a beautiful color and on trend you have  […]

Your wedding, one of the most important days of your life. At the end of the day it is going to be one of the many beautiful chapters.  As your event florist I want to get to know you so I can help you tell your story with flowers. Each event I help create is […]

Spring Awakenings is the first photograph release in an artistic collaboration with San Diego Florist Maria Fink and Photographers Nancy Hazen and Therese Ruffner.   It has been one  year since we started this  project and we still have a long way to go.  I am hopeful that we will be able to complete it […]

Life is a beautiful ride! Looking back, this is just the beginning of my wonderful collaboration with many like minded creatives who are foraging a new path for themselves in the creative arts. Whether you are a youngster in your early 20’s or approaching mid life, like me, we all have dreams to achieve.  There […]