Category Archives: keepsake boxes

“Columbines” Keepsake Box and Tile for Planning the Garden

Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden.Here are some columbines in my garden. While it’s still cold, frozen and snow-covered here’s a way to make it feel like spring again—a keepsake to stash your garden seeds or gloves or even […]

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Organize for the New Year, “Found Along the Panhandle Trail” Series Cube Keepsake Boxes

Are you sorting photos or correspondence, even bills? Clean up 2018 and start 2019. Colorful boxes inspired by flowers, butterflies and scenes of the Panhandle Trail will make the job easier and be prettier to look at than an old shoe box. This set of cube-shaped papier-mâché boxes ranges in size from 9″ x 9″ […]

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Details of My Display

Since this is pretty much what I’ve been doing for the past week I thought I’d share some more photos of my shop display. I’ve really been enjoying how some of the setups worked themselves out. I would love to have a shop but there is no way I could swing that but I love […]

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Holiday Open House and Studio Sale

Finally, the open house I’d been planning to host as early as October came to be, after getting all the work done that paid for the materials for the new items I made. And those items turned out so well and were very popular that it was worth both the wait and the effort. Holiday […]

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Found Along the Panhandle Trail Series Cube Keepsake Boxes

This set of cube-shaped papier-mâché boxes range in size from 9″ x 9″ to 3″ x 3″. Each box has five images, one on the top and each side, and is trimmed in a complementary color. All images are from the Panhandle Trail. You don’t need to buy the whole set, but you can certainly […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: Set of Seven Keepsakes Inspired By Nature

Wildflowers, butterflies, seasonal art, muddy spring days, hot summer afternoons, crisp autumn mornings and quiet winter dusks, a set of seven cube-shaped keepsake boxes. Nature is so full of color and beauty I hardly know where to start or finish. Each box has five images, one on the top and each side, and is trimmed […]

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Open House and a New Shop Display

I had a little open house this past weekend, and established my living room/office as a little shop for local people to visit any time I’m here. It’s an event, and a change, I’ve been trying to find the time to set up and I’m happy to have it now. Christmas in July! Studio Sale […]

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Keepsake Box, Impressionist Cats Cube

I’ve always been inspired by the Impressionist painters from sketches to paintings, and after working myself into a very realistic style to begin my cat painting career I loosened up by studying Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Degas and van Gogh as well as the styles of others, visualizing my own inspirations in the light and color. […]

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My Mother’s Columbines Keepsake

My columbines aren’t blooming yet but they will be soon, and I can’t wait. I’ve always loved these unique flowers in all their color combinations and thoroughly enjoyed painting the original watercolor I used on this keepsake box. This box has my painting “My Mother’s Columbines” on the top, painted with deep forest green and […]

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“The Perfect Place” Keepsake Box, a Gift for the Gardener

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. Use it to hold seed packets, or your own collection of heritage seeds, gloves and small tools, or small books and notes to have handy when planning next year’s garden so […]

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