Looking back on my surfing journey, I’m filled with gratitude for the twists and turns that have brought me to where I am today. It all began in 2018 on the shores of Big Island, Hawai’i, where I discovered my passion for riding waves. Despite growing up near the coast of New England, it wasn’t […]

Story Time
March 5, 2024

From Upcycling to Creating: A Surfing Journey of Sustainability and Collaboration

Embarking on a journey that spans the lush landscapes of the Big Island to the sun-drenched shores of San Diego, my evolution as a botanical artist dedicated to preserving wedding bouquets has been nothing short of extraordinary. Join me in exploring the pivotal role of branding photo shoots in this journey and witness the growth […]

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January 9, 2024

Blossoming Beauty: Tracing the Path of a Botanical Artist – Preserving Wedding Bouquets from the Big Island to San Diego, California

Sunflowers are a beloved symbol of sunshine and happiness, and their vibrant blooms are a sight to behold in the golden state of California. At Betty Moon Studios, a leading floral preservationist in the San Diego area, we have a special connection to sunflowers. My sister and I planted and nurtured around 30 sunflowers that […]

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August 5, 2023

The Sunflowers of California: A Burst of Golden Sunshine!

Every year, California experiences a phenomenon known as the “super bloom,” where thousands of wildflowers burst into bloom, creating a spectacular display of colors across the state. This natural event is a sight to behold, attracting visitors from all over the world. The super bloom occurs when a combination of factors come together just right. […]

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July 5, 2023

California Super Bloom: A Spectacular Display of Wildflowers

Flowers have been a cherished gift for centuries, from ancient civilizations to modern times. As time passed, people began to seek ways to preserve the beauty and sentimental value of these delicate blooms. Floral preservation, the art of drying and preserving flowers, has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians […]

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June 5, 2023

A little history on flower preservation…

Here we get to know some of Kassie’s most memorable experiences working in conservation, information on invasive plants and one of her favorite plants here on Big Island. For Kassie’s background and work with Hawai’i’s ‘Ōhi‘a Lehua check out PART I of the Talk Story with Kassie Connor in our previous blog! You’ve been to […]

April 12, 2022

PART II: Talk Story With Big Island Conservationist Kassie Conner

Born and raised in rural Illinois, Kassie was always passionate about conservation but found herself surrounded by people that didn’t see the world in the same way. It wasn’t until she moved to Hawai’i that she found others with the same passion. She began working with NARS (Natural Area Reserves System) and Kupu (a non-profit […]

April 12, 2022

PART I: Talk Story With Big Island Conservationist Kassie Conner

Looking back now, it makes complete sense that I chose this medium to work with. Flowers have always drawn me in, and from a very young age I remember picking flowers from my grandmother’s garden and pressing them between the pages of a book. I distinctly recall the joy I felt when I opened a […]

How To
April 11, 2022

Let’s Make A Flower Press!

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