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Art for Animals

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 in need. Even though it has been…

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Labor Day Sale

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 am extending that to my site store…

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It’s Time to Fly

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 we set foot on campus… off she…

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Reclaimed Barn Wood Series

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. 😀 (1946 Chevy). A Closer Look A…

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New Fabric at Spoonflower: Butterflies

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 and reproduction I see on Spoonflower. You…

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Plant Jewels (a.k.a. Garden or Plant Stakes)

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 brainstorming ways to add some glass to…

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Purple Haze Wave

Purple Haze Wave by Janet Crosby

click for larger view 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 and silver-laden glass.…

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Hand-cut Enameled Hearts

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 each piece to be unique. 2) I…

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Feather Friday Freebie

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 personal use only. Please do not include…

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A Peek Inside The Kiln

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 to see how they turn out! Mini…

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