Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
while. I always think I have so many items until I need enough to fill a space
at a show. I forgot the amount of time it takes to create necklaces, pictures,
cards etc. until I have to pull late nights and early mornings trying to build
my inventory. It's been a tiring few weeks, but I am not complaining. I enjoyed
The top two photos are from a holiday show I did at a local church where I
sold both my pressed flowers and personalized items (personalized piggy banks were the hot
sellers). It was a great show.
The bottom photos are part of my display at a boutique style show that runs
for two weeks in a beautiful historic mansion. I only have my pressed flower items there. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.Wish me luck!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
In June, while teaching the pressed flower butterfly class I wanted to create a swallowtail. While I played with different ideas for a background, I decided a nice piece of almost white art paper was what I wanted. This bright butterfly, made from pressed maple leaves, tulip petals, larkspur and a touch of cosmos will look best in a square frame, just the way it is.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
This year I am off to a late start, as the spring weather hasn't been the best. This past weekend I was able to really get in the garden and start clearing the weeds and prepping it for the pretty pressable that will soon grow there!
In the meantime , my perennials and bulbs are keeping me inspired. My Irises are blooming as well as some Forget-Me -Not, Columbine, Lily Of The Valley and just today my Poppies started opening.
This is my first year with these irises, I dug them up from a friend's house last year. They are beautiful. Thanks Phyllis!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
First I have some good news to share. Three out of four of my entries took ribbons this year at the show. My "Vin' picture won third place.
To top it off, all of my nieces were winners with their entries too. Of course I am so proud of each of them. We have so many artists in this family!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Here are my entries for the 2011 Philadelphia Flower Show" Springtime in Paris":
Class 143 "VIN"
Requirement: A Scene incorporating wine or a vineyard.
Made with bark, leaves, roses, hydrangea, tendrils and more all natural plant materials.
Class 145 "La Boheme"
Class 181 " Heure D' Aller! " (Time to Go)
The objective was to create a wearable timepiece inspired by a french jeweler.
Truthfully I was inspired by my materials, more than anything else! Materials used: cloves, sago palm, birch bark, lotus stem and dogwood petals.
This class, unlike Pressed Plants, allows for painting of plant materials. Because this is new to me, I was a bit crazy trying to make it all come together.