Bee-friended

Glass bee garden stake by Janet Crosby

It is fall, but acting like summer. The bees are busier than ever. This motivated me to coax my flowers back to life as much as possible since there isn’t a lot going for bees here at this time of year. The bees brought friends.

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My Fair Maidenhair

Maidenhair Fern Frond

My ode to my finicky diva houseplant, the Maidenhair fern. And how this fern was an inspiration for new watercolor paintings.

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Take A Walk

Forest Path by Janet Crosby

In this post, I decided to feature some of the sights on my nature walks to show what catches my eye and influences my work. Let’s go!

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Fire Flowers

Making a Fire Flower by Janet Crosby

Flowers that bloom in a ball of fire and molten glass. I have been on a kick exploring what are known as ‘implosions’ in glass. A process where, as opposed to an explosion, the main action is inward.

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Winter Hibernation…?

So much for getting lots done on my website during the winter. Instead, I have been cozied up to my torch or by the fire knitting. Kind of perfect really, for these long, dark, and cold months.

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Art For Animals Wrap-Up

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 congratulations and a big thank you to…

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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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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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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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