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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[…]

Enameled Hearts by Janet Crosby

I posted some steps I take to create hand-cut copper enameled hearts on Instagram over the last few weeks. Here are the photos, along with more detailed explanations, to show what is involved when making these heart charms. I started making hearts this way for two reasons: 1) I like[…]

Pink Watercolor Bird Feather Friday - janetcrosby.com

I don’t post every Feather Friday on the blog, but I usually do on my Instagram and my Facebook page. Today is a first: a Feather Friday Freebie! I painted this watercolor bird then scanned it and saved it as a transparent png. This bird graphic is for[…]

Kiln Load - janetcrosby.com

To maintain some semblance of sanity while working on speeding up my website, I did lots of torching and fusing! Here is what is in the kiln right now. These pieces are undergoing their second (and for the flower, third) firing. In 8 hours, I will be able[…]

Watercolor Flowers and Butterflies - Janet Crosby

I have been working hard fine-tuning my site. This is definitely not as fun as time in the studio, but necessary just the same. First up: SPEED! My site has been slow since moving to a new host a couple of years ago. I tried to quicken up the code[…]