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 small tools or books, and a tile to set down your tea or coffee while you plan this year’s garden.
My Mother’s Columbines
A painting borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed away and I’ve sold her home, and kept the artwork I’d done. I sold the original to a good friend to give to her mother but this image will always remind me of her.
About the keepsake and the tile, and more
Not only can you purchase the keepsake and tile in this pattern, but you can also purchase a greeting card and a gift bag too!
My Mother’s Columbines 9″ Round Keepsake
This box has my painting “My Mother’s Columbines” on the top, painted with deep forest green and sides embellished with a pattern of smaller images of the painting. Box measures 9″ in diameter x 5″ high. Price includes shipping.
Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.
I choose a variety of papier-mâché boxes from the craft store, envisioning the art I’ll print and decoupage to it and the colors I’ll paint it, and spend a few days creating and embellishing, under feline supervision, of course.
I use soy-based acrylic paints and print my artwork on acid-free matte-finish paper with archival waterproof inks and adhere the print to the box. Box insides are unfinished.
The boxes are handmade in their country of origin and may vary slightly in size and shape or have slight imperfections, but each one is an original and I often make a particular design only once.
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My Mother’s Columbines 4″ Tile
Tiles are about 4″ square, made of white polymer clay rolled thin with my painting “Columbines” onto the surface. Because they are handmade and shaping, stamping and drying changes their dimensions, they are not uniform in size, shape or thickness, but that makes each one unique.
NOTES ON USE:
- These are not safe for use with food.
- These cannot be used with items taken out of the oven or microwave or off the stove, any item which has been heated by cooking—the polymer will soften from the heat.
- These work great with items filled with hot food or liquids, like mugs of coffee or tea or dishes filled with cooked food. There is not enough heat transferred to affect the polymer.
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