Contacting Blooming Dragon Emporium

Blooming Dragon is no more. We closed the doors June 30. To see what we are doing now check out our web pages.

Visit Miranda's blog at

and check out Marti's web page at

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Blooming Dragon Is Closed

On June 30th, the doors of Blooming Dragon were closed, but Miranda and Marti continue on.

Marti is now at Studio 204 in the Murphy Art Center located at 1043 Virginia Avenue in Fountain Square on Indy's south side. Studio 204 will be open every First Friday and you can follow Marti's other activities and check on what classes she is offering by visiting her website at

Miranda will open Bloomz by Miranda at 130 S. Audubon Rd. in Irvington on Indy's eastside on July 6th. To check out Miranda's schedule of events and learn about the Iris Tea Room, visit her blog at

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blooming Dragon Is Closing

We wanted to give you an update on what is happening at Blooming Dragon Emporium. We have been fortunate to have had great support from our customers, clients, and artists, but due to these difficult economic times we are unable to sustain our current business model. We will be closing Blooming Dragon Emporium at the end of June. We will be open for the Art Walk on June 5th and hopefully we will have a lot of sales for all of our artists.

So, what are we going to do?

Marti is moving her Magickal Dragon Designs studio to the Murphy Art Center in Fountain Square at 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 204A. Her phone number will remain the same: 402-4999. This move will allow her to focus on her art and expand her offering of jewelry making classes. And, although Marti is moving her studio out of Irvington, she will continue as a Board member of the Irvington Guild of Artists and in this role will continue to actively support the arts in Irvington.

Miranda is focusing all her energies on expanding Bloomz by Miranda, her fresh flower business, to include garden and house plants, garden art, bird houses, chimes, feeders, bird baths, gazing balls and stepping stones. Her specialty will remain events and weddings but with a new focus on green and recycled items including plantable greeting cards, wedding and event invitations and favors. As part of this change in focus, Miranda will be relocating to 130 S. Audubon (1 block south of the library). The phone number will remain the same – 356-4400, with cell phone 509-9038.

So, what else do we have to say? THANK YOU for all your support over the last 1 ½ years. We appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to serving you in the future.

Marti and Miranda

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Special Bouquet for a Special Someone

Mother's Day is Sunday May 9. Looking for a unique way to let the special women in your life know how much you care? Let Miranda design a tussie-mussie, or word poesy, for you personalizing it with your sentiments. Flower symbolism became immensely popular during the Victorian era and nosegays were given as gifts by friends, children and lovers. Each flower in the nosegay had a particular meaning and by looking up the flower in one of the many floral dictionaries that flooded the market during that time, the message became clear. Each nosegay will include a charming card listing each flower and its corresponding meaning. $25 for the nosegay. Call 317-356-4400 to place your order today. (Orders for nosegays must be received by May 3rd.)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Irvington First Friday: Images of Spring

Friday, April 2, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Spring is coming to Irvington. So, for this First Friday event we are showcasing the floral artistry of several of the Blooming Dragon Emporium artists. This includes the work of photographer Miranda Marsico, painter Steven Keller, photographer Quay Kester, painter Kathy Thompson, anime artist Kris May, stained glass artist Sue Hardcastle, photographer Todd George, and lampwork jewelry artist Moon Stump of Mixed Media Jewelry. For more information about this event contact the gallery at (317) 356-4400, or via e-mail at

Friday, February 26, 2010

Special Prom and Wedding Offer

Spring is just around the corner...


Bloomz by Miranda creates unique and personalized corsages, boutonnieres, and flowers for your entire event. Future brides - call 356-4400 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Ladies - compliment your dresses and gowns with beautiful, hand-knotted pearl chokers and necklaces - a Magical Dragon Designs specialty. Many colors and types of pearls available by special order.

Spring offer: 10% off your prom order. Offer expires May 31, 2010.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Is Almost Here

It's not too late to find the perfect Valentine gift. Blooming Dragon still has an excellent selection of unique gifts and floral arrangements that will delight your special someone. And to make it easy for you to shop, Blooming Dragon is going to be open extra hours for your shopping convenience. We will be open Friday (Feb 12) from noon till 8 pm, Saturday (Feb 13) from noon to 6 pm, and Sunday (Feb 14) from noon to 5 pm. So, stop in and find that very special Valentine for your very special someone.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Miranda Marsico: For the Love of Flowers

Friday, February 5, 5 -8 pm
Saturday, February 6, noon - 6 pm

Miranda Marsico is the featured artist at Blooming Dragon Emporium on First Friday, February 5, 5 - 8 pm and Saturday, February 6, noon - 6 pm. Miranda's love of flowers is shown in both her beautiful floral arrangements and her close up floral photography. Miranda's creative floral displays are frequently seen in and around Irvington at businesses and at special events and weddings. And, when you stop in to visit with Miranda, this would also be a wonderful time to place your order for one of her unique floral creations for your very special Valentine. For further information about this exhibition or other events at Blooming Dragon Emporium, please contact the gallery at (317) 356-4400, or via e-mail at

Valentine's Day Specials

Order today and receive 10% off your purchase of $50 or more - AND, free delivery in Irvington with $50 or more purchase. This offer expires 2/10/2010, so if you are busy or just don't want to brave the cold, then just call 356-4400 to place your order.

  • Roses, daisies, lilies, tulips and more, wrapped or vased
  • Gift certificates
  • Gift baskets
  • Gift packages to enjoy flowers year-round
  • Local art and hand-crafted gifts to compliment your flower gift

Remember, when you Buy Local , you are supporting the independant merchants in your neighborhood and your community!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Let Bloomz by Miranda play cupid and design the perfect, personalized floral arrangement for your special someone. Flowers speak a very beautiful language of their own. Miranda will design your bouquet with your unique message in mind and include a card explaining the meaning of each flower.

Many flowers and gifts to choose from that say "I love you!"
  • Language of Love bouquets and arrangements
  • Year-round gift package delivered on a regular basis to the "one"
  • Gift certificates
  • Gift baskets
  • Artisan created unique gift items to compliment your floral choices
Buy local and help support small independent businesses
Place your order by February 10th and enjoy a 10% discount on all floral purchases.

Delivery available and free for Irvington deliveries with a purchase of $50 or more.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Karrie Maxwell is our new drawing instructor. Karrie recently graduated from Indiana University with a Masters in Fine Art in painting. While working on her degree she taught beginning drawing classes at IU. She has a wealth of experience in teaching children and adults, from college to community classes in figure drawing, mixed media, and painting. Most importantly, Karrie really believes that every person can draw and that drawing can be fun!

Drawing: Portrait ItalicStudy
Tuesdays, January 19 and January 26. 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Are you curious about how to draw portraits? Do you already draw/paint portraits and are feeling frustrated with your work? This is a 2 week tutorial about portrait drawing. In this class you will review examples of portraiture from the past and learn about the structure of the head and face from the point of view of the artist. Then you will work with pencil and charcoal to begin creating your own portraits. Beginner and advanced students are welcome!

All you need is a pencil, charcoal, and some paper. Cost: $40.00. Supply list provided when you register.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Lori Smith is a lampwork bead artist using both soft glass and boro and a wire-worker who incorporates her own beads into her wire work necklaces, bracelets and pins. Now Lori is teaching some wire work classes here at the Blooming Dragon.

Twist and Coil Wire Workshop
Saturday, January 16, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

In this beginning wire workshop you will learn the basics of wire working and finish by incorporating beads into a beautiful twisted and coiled copper wire bangle. Lori will cover MANY important tools and supplies involved with wire work and work through the following procedures (to name a few):

  • Twisting wire with a power drill
  • Coiling wire by hand and with a power drill
  • Making wire beads
  • Making jump rings
  • Making a swan clasp
  • Selecting good beads for wire jewelry
  • Reaming bead holes

The class will end with you constructing your own copper bangle to wear home. You will also take home a substantial and detailed workbook chock full of steps, tips, design ideas, and resources. Cost: $40.00 (includes all class materials).

Floral Fibula Pin
Saturday, January 16, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

In this workshop you will learn how to put those long tube beads (or any other beads) to good use by incorporating them into the stem of a lovely pin with a coiled wire rosette to wear home.Printed instructions will be provided so that you can focus on the work at hand. All materials are included in the price of the class; however, feel free to bring your own beads with at least 2mm holes. Cost: $25.00 (includes all class materials).

Pre-registration is required for all classes.


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