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Flowershop Blog — 2016 RSS

Love: Thanksgiving 2016

- The Wampanoag Indians known also Massasoit or Wôpanâak ( "Easterners" or literally "People of the Dawn) shared an autumn harvest feast in 1621 with the Plymouth colonists. It is generally accepted amongst citizens today that this was the first Thanksgiving feast and one in which we continue to celebrate today...some dispute it occurred nearly two decades later, but some original documents prove the 1621 gathering.  - We wanted to do some research on the plants and procedures of those Wampanoag people and what we could continue to learn from them and carry on in tradition and respect. We learned that burning sage, sweetgrass, and other aromatic plants were used amongst the women.  - Sage is available in our shop along with many...

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Give Thanks.

Tis the season to practice what days of old and modern day science have always said- a thankful heart is a full heart and a happy heart. It leads to better physical health and healthier relationships. It leads to all those things we wish we had in the form of contentment. Thankfulness cannot be underrated. We are thankful for you, our beautiful clients, and all the things that flow from our relationship. Truly, we are thankful. We are looking forward to Thanksgiving this year as we do every year.  We are taking orders for Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving feasts and gatherings. If you are hosting or visiting and need the ideal design for your table scape, guests, or gift now is the time to...

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Old School: Lazy Sunday Inspiration

Anthony of Padua, 2013 (Oil on Canvas) // Kehinde Wiley  Just in case you are browsing the internet on this beautiful Sunday for some inspiration we wanted to give you some tips on how some of the greatest artists found inspiration before the internet consumed us all.  Pablo Picasso:  Picasso was originally inspired by his father who was an artist and drawing teacher. Is your family your inspiration?   Robert Motherwell:  Robert Motherwell played a significant role in laying the foundations for the new movement of Abstract Expressionism also known New York School. They wanted to start a revolution. Do you have a revolution to start?  Kehinde Wiley: (Current show at Phoenix Art Museum)  "I began with studying art back in...

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Artist Profile: Cy Twombly

Quattro Stagioni: Autunno (1993-5)  Cy Twombly   Influenced this week by the American Artist Cy Twombly . There are many things to be said about Twombly and his extensive work, writing, and influence. Though, we wanted to note here something extraordinary about his life and that is the amount he travelled throughout this incredible world of ours and the criticism he received in all the Autumns in his life. He worked and was influenced from the Sudan to the shores of Florida's Atlantic. His travels would have taken him into many aspects of Autumn and all the different ways in which it is experienced and felt throughout the continents near and far. His travel through educational aptitude, privilege and personal choice combined to...

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Artist Profile: Helen Frankenthaler

(Helen Frankenthaler: Flirt, 1995)  “The only rule is that there are no rules. Anything is possible … It's all about risks, deliberate risks.” - Helen Frankenthaler When the sun goes down the air turns crisp, sometimes we get to divulge in things other than our day to day. We get to read and process and stare and stare some more. We get to re-think what how we design and how we process the stems and blooms. We get to be reminded that there are no rules and to take some risks, even in the little things. One of our favorite and most influential artists is Helen Frankenthaler. Frankenthaler passed in 2011, but her presence seems to grow and infiltrate in...

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