BOBBY PEARCE has been a craft lover since he could hold a pair of scissors and has either mastered or dabbled in every craft (except knitting), which is exactly why Rosie O'Donnell featured him on her shows. As a designer Bobby received nominations for both the Tony Award and Outer Critic's Circle Award for the costume designs of the Broadway production of Taboo starring Boy George. Most recently his design work could be seen in THE CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as well as the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi on numerous ice skaters including Evan Bates. Bobby lives in New York City. ROSIE O'DONNELL is an Emmy Award-winning television personality, actress, and comedian, a New York Times bestselling author, a mother of five, and a wildly enthusiastic crafter. She's also the founder of Rosie's For All Kids Foundation, which supports early childhood care and education programs, as well as Rosie's Broadway Kids, a program that brings musical theater to New York City public school children.
"I love this book. Not because my friend Bobby--or as I like to call him, Tony Award-nominated Costume Designer Bobby Pearce--wrote it, but because it's exquisite and beautiful... He's the secret sauce that made my own craft book the success that it was... He's the real deal, and so is The Art of Paper Flowers. Enjoy it in as many ways as you like: for the beauty in its pages, the humor and heart in its words, or the patterns and instructions that will let you create crafts as beautiful as Bobby's. Me, I'm going for all three." - from the Foreword by Rosie O'Donnell "You'll want to run to the craft store for supplies when you see the gorgeous paper blooms Bobby Pearce created for this easy-to-follow book. Using his grandmother's full-size patterns from more than 40 years ago, Pearce instructs readers on how to make 35 flower varieties- some so lifelike you'll swear they grew in the garden." - Country Woman Magazine