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.[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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! . .[…]