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

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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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