Tag Archives: flowers

May Nature Desktop Calendar: My Mother’s Columbines

Another piece 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 […]

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Spring Colors and Themes in Cabochon Pendants

Wildflowers are beginning to bloom in the woods, the trees have a fuzz of green, red-tailed hawks constantly soar above on thermals against the bright blue sky, and the first butterflies aren’t far behind. I have a selection of seasonal cabochon pendants to brighten up your wardrobe. I’ve been visiting the woods and while I […]

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New Flower Keepsake Boxes

Much as I love snow and winter, I love the bright colors and welcome of spring with this new batch of keepsake boxes includes both vintage cigar box keepsakes and small round mache and cardboard boxes in the most popular flower designs. From the top left: Veronica’s Tulips, Red Climbers, Tea for Tulips, My Mother’s […]

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Autumn Colors, Autumn Themes in Cabochon Pendants

The flowers of summer are changing over to shades of autumn and autumn scenes. I could also picture other elements of nature, like the red-tailed hawks that constantly soar above against the blue sky, and the newly bright forest floor as the leaves have begun falling. I purchased a few bags of cabachon frames and […]

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July Nature Desktop Calendar: Geraniums and Parsley

An artist in one of the groups I post in said she could feel the “absolute joy” in this painting. Yes, the exuberance of nature on a beautiful summer day, and my joy at even just a little bit of life and color to be inspired by in the year I didn’t have a garden. […]

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June Nature Desktop Calendar: The Perfect Place

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. I loved this scene and the way I managed to capture it with the coarse board I had prepared, but in the years since then I have found this little painting […]

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Suncatchers in Upcycled Picture Frames

Something new—suncatchers! And Giuseppe stepped in to model while his mom was having a nap. I think he did pretty well! Remember all those annoying little metal frames we used for our photos, 3-1/2 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, thin, cheap metal colored gold or silver? I would see boxes of them […]

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Decorative Dishes Inspired By Wildflowers

Picking up on something I designed a couple of months ago, it’s time to start posting these decorative dishes! They are one of the things you’ll see at my in-person and virtual Open House coming up in October—more information below. These Decorative Dishes are roughly 6″ in diameter and about 1/2″ deep, made of polymer […]

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Greeting Cards Inspired by Spring and Summer Flowers

Yes, it’s time for a little dreaming about warm, sunny mornings in the garden among the flowers. These cards are for birthdays, friendship, sympathy, thank you, get well and more, blank inside, with matching envelope. And if you don’t send cards you can frame them or include them in a craft project which I sometimes […]

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Tulips for Spring on an Vintage Cigar Box Keepsake

A sunny day was perfect for some product photography, and with the crocuses still blooming I could hardly resist the temptation. I’m looking forward to my tulips blooming in nearly this very spot. This vintage cardboard cigar box is finished with a white and antique silver crackle glaze and antique silver trim with an image […]

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