Artful Admirations – Flower Magazine and a Giveaway!

Last year I was surprised with a tweet that let me know I would be receiving agift subscription to Flower Magazine.  I was thrilled, but not half as excited compared to the day I received my first copy.  Never before has I experienced a magazine solely dedicated to the beauty and artful quality of flowers from so many different perspectives.  The large glossy photos engaged my eye and immediately made want to sit and paint.  Over the years I have learned that for me a photo that inspires me to grab my palette is a good one to say the least.  Flower Magazine is filled with good ones and I have been a huge fan of the publication ever since.

This week I am sharing my admiration of Flower Magazine firstly because they are a team of artists who love flowers and want to share their passion with the world.  Anyone who can craft an entire magazine around the concept of a bloom must be an artist.  Why?  Because artists see beauty in the details, those that others may miss; they shed light to subtle nuance and simple joys.  That is what Flower Magazine is all about.

The photos above are from a current feature in the latest issue.  Read more about this enchanting Scottish wedding here.

A little about the Editor, Margot Shaw:

“Margot Shaw was a late bloomer to the art of floral design. A self proclaimed “call and order flowers girl,” Shaw reached a turning point when her daughter got married. After working with the floral designer/event planner to create a beautiful wedding, she became enamored with the color, form, beauty and art that is a flower. She knew then that she had to learn more and soon began working for an esteemed floral designer in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.”

Melissa, the managing Editor of Flower Magazine had some thoughts to share regarding why Flower Magazine is so popular with brides.  I personally have scoured each issue during my renewal planning and have found countless inspirations from bouquet style to flower and container options!

“One of the things we have heard a few times from brides is, of course, that they use the details and arranging ideas that are included in each issue for inspiration, and not even just those in the bridal-centric sections. Because any floral arrangement can be revised or tailored to most any event.
Part of our mission of course is to educate people about flowers and floral design, so if a bride wants to try her hand at a certain design, we are all about that! Even if it’s not for the big day, maybe her bridesmaids want to do the centerpiece for one of her showers…we love it when people discover that flowers don’t have to be intimidating or difficult.”

So in honor of Spring and my obsession with flowers I along with the ladies at Flower Magazine would like to give away a year’s subscription to Flower Magazine! All you need to do to enter is comment below telling me your what your favorite bloom might be and why!  Have fun!

The winner will be announced next Friday, April 23rd at 12 pm est.  Good luck!

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