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Mini Watercolor and Chicken Glass Bead by Janet Crosby

Summer has given way to fall. Now, in the blink of an eye, “the holiday season” is upon us. I’ll be the first to admit that I loathe shopping and all of that hubbub, whatever the time of year or occasion. But…! I DO love finding that heartfelt[…]

World Vets provides veterinary care for animals that would otherwise have none - photo courtesy of World Vets

Thank you to all who participated in sharing the word, bidding, and taking time to learn more about World Vets in the first ever Art for Animals fundraiser! The Auction The auction for Pippa the Pencil Thief (photo below) closed at $81.00, and World Vets and I extend hearty[…]

Pippa High Five Auction is Live

This eBay auction has ended, thank you to all who participated. Stay tuned — future FUN fundraisers are planned! Wait… what auction? Click here for all of the background information about this fundraiser for World Vets Click here for auction and giveaway details

Pippa The Pencil Thief Necklace

Update: This eBay auction has ended, thank you to all who participated. Stay tuned — future FUN fundraisers are planned! As many of you know, I am a huge animal lover. I am also a veterinarian and I have long wanted to merge these two loves to help animals[…]

Hanging Waterfall Pendant

 Labor Day Sale – 25% off of all listings through Monday, Sept 4th  Etsy is having their first sitewide sale. I just figured out how to do that and join in. You can find my meager (5) store listings in my Etsy shop. The discount is automatic. I[…]

We moved our daughter to college this past weekend. Leading up to this big event, she and I had many conversations about this next stage of life. Most of our conversations were along the lines of “Mom, I don’t know if I am ready yet.” But the minute[…]

Red Barn in the Autumn Light

I live on an old farmstead out in the rolling hills. One of my favorite things — and biggest inspiration — is our old red barn. Built between 1907 and 1911, it has stood the test of time. As has our old truck, although not quite as old.[…]

Watercolor Butterflies Spoonflower Fabric Close-Up by Janet Crosby.com

A couple of months ago, I created some mushroom watercolor artwork for Spoonflower — a site that does on-demand printing. They focus on fabrics (huge selection), but also offer wallpaper and gift wrap. And now, butterflies! I do not sew, but I do love the quality of color[…]

Kitty Jewel Plant Stake by Janet Crosby

If you scan my Instagram feed, you will find all sorts of plants and trees. That is instant inspiration for me. I have always loved plants, trees, flowers, mushrooms(!), but didn’t do much actual gardening. This spring though, I am all about sprouting and planting stuff! I am also[…]

Purple Haze Wave by Janet Crosby

I am excited about a new color interaction. Now it will remain to be seen if I can make another one. 🤣 The purple-blue color haze is not an artifact — It floats around the bead, flowing between layers of clear glass. I created this bead using ivory[…]