Saturday, June 18, 2011

Moon and Sun, Summer House

I'm excited to share a new piece, Moon Spirit. I finished it just after the full moon/lunar eclipse this week! The moon is beaded on leather with peyote stitch and then I sewed it onto the canvas. I sculpted the face in polymer clay, a few years ago and when I came across it again in my materials stash, I saw it was perfect for this piece.  I have a sun face too that will be soon become a Sun Spirit piece. - There are a lot of bits and pieces I've made or started or collected, that are just waiting to be used in something, I'm sure all artists/crafters out there can relate :) Would love to hear more about your creative or garden projects!

Moon Spirit ©2011

A fun collection of faces waiting to be used...

Recently I created two treasuries on Etsy artists that make garden art, moon art or gifts! There are so many amazing artists on Etsy. Check it out!

Etsy Moon Visions Treasury 
Etsy Garden Inspirations Treasury

I decorated the house for summer, with bright and sunny colors. Here's my sun patchwork pillow :)

And a summer table runner... I love these bright colors.

The garden has grown so much more!

We are off on a summer road trip soon to explore the West. I'll have pictures and inspiration to share when I get back!  Happy summer everyone!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Visions

It's summer, such a joy! The garden is growing more and more every few days. Here it is now! We picked our first lettuces for the most delicious salad last night

I planted hanging baskets to decorate the front of the house too:

And in the studio,... my piece 'Soulmates' is emerging, with lush hills and bright sun inspired by summer. The two spirit forms are in a symbolic tree of life that connect from the roots of the earth to the heavens, a mandala may emerge in the sky. Yin yang in the center symbolizes balance. There will be double rainbows in the sky and magnolia flowers in the tree. :) 
Soulmates ©2011, In progress...
And the dogs take lazy summer naps around my studio.... :)))

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Garden Has Sprung!

It's so exciting to see things grow :) It's a beautiful sunny day today, summer is here at last. We planted many seeds and starts in the garden this year, this will be my biggest garden yet. There are lettuces/greens, carrots, beans, cucumbers, okra, artichokes, squashes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, soon to be tomatoes too. We planted an herb garden in boxes too, with lots of basil, oregano, dill, cilantro, thyme, italian parsley, chives and green onions.

Here are the first lettuces!

A week later, growing fast!

With planting and nurturing, all things grow... :)

Butterfly and Blossom ©2007