Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden. The pink columbines in the photo below were ones I transplanted from my mother’s garden to mine.
If your mother was anything like mine, giving her something flowery was a perfect Mother’s Day gift. In fact, this art is my watercolor painting given to my mother for Mother’s Day years ago for her love of columbines. I have already made a keepsake reminiscent of flowery hatboxes and storage cases to stash photos and memorabilia, or garden seeds and gloves and even small tools or books, and a tile to set down a mug tea or coffee while working in the garden. I’ve always offered the greeting card and the gift bag is a regular favorite. I decided a votive was in order to make the set complete.
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 votive, and more gifts with this design
This glass votive is etched by hand and finished with a clear frosted label I printed of my watercolor “Columbines”. It’s made from a repurposed condiment jar 3.5″ tall x 3″ diameter and comes with an LED tea light. Price includes shipping.
Not only can you purchase the votive in this pattern, but you can also purchase a keepsake and tile, 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.
Purchase this keepsake
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.
Purchase this tile
You can even get a matching greeting card or gift bag.
Like the tiles but not the keepsake?
I have a special on three flowery tiles.
See other keepsake boxes.
See other tiles and coasters.
See similar artwork.
Visit my Florals and Still Lifes Gallery.
Other items with the same art or design
To find all items on this site with the same art or design, use the search box for the name of the artwork and you'll find all that's available.
Don’t miss any new items or opportunities!
“Follow” the Portraits of Animals blog with the link in the upper left. Sign up to receive posts in email, or in your favorite reader using the links in the right-hand column.
Sign up for e-newsletters
You can also sign up for my monthly e-newsletters to receive special discounts and find out where I’ll be with my artwork.
Click here for the Creative Cat Preview E-newsletter, for feline and animal-specific products and information.
Click here for the Art & Merchandise E-newsletter, for landscapes, nature, urban scenes and more.
For art, photos and writing as I develop it, visit my blogs.
See feline art and photos as they happen on The Creative Cat, along with feline news, health, welfare, rescue stories and more.
See daily photos as I post them on Today.
Read poetry, short stories, essays and more on Paths I Have Walked.
. . . . . . .
© 2018 | www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski
All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms.