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Flying

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 (only broke my site a time or…

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Spoonflower – Art on Fabric

Spoonflower Shrooms - Janet Crosby

As many of you know, I love to paint and photograph mushrooms. I have always been ‘aware’ of mushrooms, growing up in the Pacific Northwest, but this renewed interest was surprising, even to me. It started in my own backyard and then continued with my love of hiking and stopping to take notice of the many…

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Wild and Windy

Feathers by Janet Crosby

I regularly post something related to birds on Fridays — you can find them on my Instagram and Facebook pages. I use the hashtag #FeatherFriday for these posts. Here’s this week’s photo. A wild and windy spring #FeatherFriday! ? . . #feathers #birds #prisma #birdfeathers #barn #swirly A post shared by Janet Crosby (@aboutvetmed) on Apr…

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Up Close: Macro Beads

Silver Dot Bead Close Up - www.janetcrosby.com

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been spending lots of time in my studio making new stuff. I have been focusing on using large mandrels (for large-hole beads), using silver glass (the colors!), and coring beads with metals (copper and sterling silver). This necessitated a new look for photography. This idea is still a…

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New Works

Ombre Beads and Fish - Janet Crosby

I haven’t been listing beads lately, but have been spending a lot of time in my studio the last few weeks. I have been working on a few custom orders, but spending most of my time playing around with some new colors, new bead ideas, and trying to figure out new ways to look at…

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Liberty, Equality, and… Reality

Beaded Keychain - janetcrosby.com

I am still stumbling along with my computer woes (I am great with computers … until they don’t work. haha), but also something else. Ugh, Politics I have struggled with how to proceed in a world where ‘politics’ have taken over. I, like so many people, hate politics and was not really involved. Until now. Don’t…

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Half Here

January Sunset - janetcrosby.com

January is always the longest month for me. At least there are pretty sunsets. Communication Breakdown I think I have said it before: bookkeeping is not my skillset. My annual filer taxes are due each January. I am used to it now. Admittedly, I didn’t get started right at the beginning of the month, but…

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Happy Roo Year!

Mr Blanca - favorite rooster ever - janetcrosby.com

At the end of last year, a customer told me that 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. It starts January 28th.   Rooster Years Now, for me, every year is the year of the rooster(!), but in this case, it means that the rooster is the animal sign for 2017, according to the Chinese lunar…

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Feeling Festive

Plaid Rooster by Janet Crosby

I just sold a rooster from my shop, and I learned that we will be headed into the Year of the Rooster in January. Yes! I’m brainstorming some new Rooster-y ideas to usher in the Year of the Rooster. Feeling fine in plaid. ? Happy #featherfriday, friends! . . . #chicken #rooster #bird #lampworkglass #lampworkbeads #janetcrosbyglass…

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New Glass Artwork

Sheep And Paws - new lampwork - www.janetcrosby.com

I love the conversations in my Art For Sale Facebook group. Yesterday I asked for torching suggestions and here are a few of the requests – sheep and paws! New Beads I will be listing these beads and other new artworks this week. I created the Facebook group for ‘first peeks’ and first dibs. This…

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