May 11th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Oleg Oprisco is a brilliantly talented photographer from Lviv, Ukraine, who creates stunning surreal images of elegant women in fairy-tale or dream-like settings.
There’s one significant difference, however, that sets him apart from other artists who create similar work – Oprisco shoots using old-school film photography.
And, he does it all with an old $50 film camera.
May 8th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
A chance encounter one rainy afternoon between Carla Bassi of Che Bella Fiori and LaVonne Crawford of Adorations Botanical Artistry blossomed into mutual respect and friendship, and, has now become an exciting new business partnership.
Sometimes when it rains it pours!
May 5th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
B|Brooks Fine Flowers member Garden Style European Flower Market in Tyler, TX, will pick a lucky winner from those who LIKE and Share their Facebook page this Mother’s Day. Pay it Forward!
May 1st, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Kim Foren of Geranium Lake, OR, a long time B|Brooks member florist, shares some star-studded photos and fun news about a recent event hosted by Grace Hightower and Coffees of Rwanda. This company supports the farmers of Rwanda by buying their coffee, allowing them to create sustainable businesses. The event was also sponsored by Robert De Niro’s new VDKA 6100.
April 28th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Florals by Green Bouquet Floral Design, CA
SUNDAY, MAY 11TH
Send early for Mother’s Day!
April 24th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Juno, an 11-year-old beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., perfectly timed this snapshot behind newlyweds Amanda and Patrick Leigh.
The happy couple, who are self-proclaimed animal lovers, didn’t plan the whale’s amazingly executed photobomb, but sure are glad he was in the right place at the right time to capture his smile on camera.
“That was just a lucky photo,” Amanda Leigh, 27, of West Haven, Conn., told GoodMorningAmerica.com. “We were down in front of the aquarium taking pictures. We paused to fix the dress and the whale happened to come over. My husband and I looked behind us and he was right there, like, ‘Hello.’”
“We never in a million years thought this would be anything,” she explained. “But we used it as our Christmas card and everyone loves it.”
April 21st, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Florals by B|Brooks member Fiore of Pensacola, FL.
April 15th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.
The Earth Day Network works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Fox photo by Sweetmart.
Other images, photographer unknown.
April 11th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
This year, Passover begins April 14th and ends April 22nd. The beginning of the holiday is marked by The Seder, a ritual feast performed by a community or by multiple generations of a family, involving a retelling of the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus.
Traditionally, families and friends gather in the evening to read the text of the Haggadah, an ancient work derived from the Mishnah. The Haggadah contains the narrative of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, special blessings and rituals, commentaries from the Talmud and special Passover songs.
Florals by bbrooks member Floral Art in Venice, CA.
April 7th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Easter is Sunday, April 20, this year.
Easter, the greatest feast day in the Christian calendar, celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is a moveable feast, which means that it does not occur on the same date every year. The Easter Bunny tradition originates from German Lutherans. Bunnies also just happen to be very cute!
Ink & watercolor drawing “Through the Backyards”, at left, by Catherine Campbell.