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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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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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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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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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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In the News: Mushrooms

Solitary Mushroom - janetcrosby.com

Bear with me, those of you who are tired of my posts about mushrooms. I am still finding so many different kinds out there. Thanks in large part to the rainiest October on record. I am not the only one noticing the mushroom explosion. My local paper did a feature on mushrooms yesterday, and I…

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