Tag Archives: nature

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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Wildflowers and Butterflies of the Panhandle Trail Pendants, and a Discount Through August 31

The cabochon pendants I’d made for my Seasons of the Panhandle Trail exhibit sold so well the first day that I made another set the next morning! Sunflowers and sweet peas, daisies and St. John’s Wort, and butterflies, in all the colors of summer! Above is a photo of the Panhandle Trail Collection of cabochons. […]

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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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Birds and Butterflies and Wildflowers Cabochon Pendants, and a Discount Through August

I chose a dozen designs for new cabochons inspired by nature, from my gardens to the woods and trails. All are made from my photographs of butterflies, garden flowers, wildflowers and a hummingbird too—they were popular enough that several of then sold already at my open house this weekend but that just means I’ll be […]

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Finding Inspirations

Where do I find my inspirations for the work I share here? And how do I awaken the spark of creativity each day? When we’re charged with being visually creative all day long in so many ways, be it painting or graphic design, or even in writing whether it’s creative or technical, something needs to […]

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“Discovery” Poster, Plaque or Print

I took a little side trip into the woods today. The trees are suddenly nearly in full leaf and in today’s sunny warmth the path has the feel of a summer afternoon. I took a few photos, of course, but I have so many already, as well as paintings. For Earth Day 2017 I designed […]

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Felines and Flowers Vintage Cigar Box Keepsakes

I posted on Monday about my big weekend project with vintage cardboard cigar boxes as I had gotten the bulk of the work on them finished, anticipating the Mother’s Day Vendor and Craft Show this Saturday. I finished up all 13 and because readers expressed an interested I also managed to get them listed on […]

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A Card for Every Occasion, “Inspired By Flowers”

All those photos you see me post? Aside from just being nice photos they often inspire poems, essays, paintings, and even a project like my “Inspired by Flowers” greeting cards. The cards are designed from those photos of my garden and yard and my walks along trails and natural areas for birthdays, friendship, sympathy, thank […]

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Dramatic Light, Just the Right Moment

When I saw the snow that morning, just an inch or two carefully blanketing each branch and twig in the tree outside my window I knew what my destiny would be if the snow stopped and the sun came out. It did, and I headed for the Panhandle Trail, on foot just planning about an […]

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March Nature Desktop Calendar: “You’re My Best Frond”

“You’re My Best Frond” features two tiny fiddlehead ferns just emerged from the leaf litter along the Panhandle trail, caught at just the right angle. They’re rooted in the spot so they’re kind of stuck with each other. It’s a good thing they’re “such good fronds”! It still makes me laugh whenever I look at […]

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