A little more about Simone
Since 1978 Simone Sheppard has been gathering flowers from her garden and lovingly preserving them in a traditional flower press. Once dry they are sorted and saved for use with calligraphy, around wedding invitations and in other framed arrangements.
Although real flowers are always available, at Bloomin' Gifts many of these beautiful creations are reproduced, using today's "state of the art" technology and acid-free paper to make prints so lifelike that it is hard to distinguish them from the original. The color and delicacy of the original is captured and will last forever, making these exquisite prints a very desirable alternative for all those who enjoy the beauty of flowers.
"I believe that, in a world where we are constantly bombarded by horrific images and sounds, every act of violence we witness (fiction or non), every stream of profanity we hear, or blow we are dealt, takes a little away from our well-being, physical and mental. I also believe that to reverse the effect we must feed our senses with the opposite.. positive, loving, heartwarming images and sounds. There is nothing more dependable and nurturing than the natural beauty of this planet and nothing decorates the planet with more color and variety than flowers.
One of my favorite compliments came at a craft show one day when a customer remarked, 'The world would be a better place if everyone were to spend five minutes a day in your booth.' I love that! It puts me exactly where I want to be. My work has now spread across the world and I thrill to hear of items being sent further and further abroad. It could be said that what I do and the effect it has is just a drop in the needed bucket but I prefer to see it as mist in the air and if I can get enough out there and touch enough people, who knows, maybe it will show that one person actually can make a difference... it's certainly something to work for." ~~~ Simone Sheppard
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The Signal Newspaper of Santa Clarita
Hawthorne Press, Hawthorne, New Jersey
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