Rock, Paper, Flowers

Watercolor Flowers - janetcrosby.com

Inspiration is everywhere for me. Sometimes I am actually slowed down by my overflow of ideas. My goal is to utilize my inspirations rather than let them pile up. Because I don’t want to be drowning in supplies and stuff and never actually creating anything. That said… I have been busy this summer, collecting things…

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Bees and Blues

Bees And Blues - handmade glass beads and headpins by Janet Crosby

I am working on a large custom order for bees and that is fun (because, glass melting!), but what drives me is COLOR. I am playing around with some new glass color reactions as a treat to myself for making my way through all of the bees. I’m excited for more color experimentation breaks during…

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Summer Sorting

Summer is both a crazy busy time and a lull time. Busy with longer days and all of the fun things do to outdoors. Lull time for business and shopping. I am spending this summer busy outdoors and busy indoors, sorting. Sorting inventory and organizing gallery spaces. This is not my skillset, but I am…

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Metal and Glass

Enamel Colors

My word for 2016 is ‘rewrite,’ and I am rewriting how I usually do things. In terms of art, I am trying to push the boundaries by taking the time to experiment and play with my usual materials (glass!) and try new ones, too. So far this year, I have continued exploring glass fusing and have…

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Goats, Coats, and Soaps

Baby Goat Coat

I apologize — I am way behind on studio remodel updates and bead listings, but for now… baby goats. Wearing knitted coats. As some of you know, I love to knit. I have knitted many items over the years, but this was a first – a baby goat coat. This is part of a larger…

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Take your art to the next level

Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities, usually involving imaginative or technical skill. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art. This article focuses primarily…

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Brewing the Perfect Tea

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some teas, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter,…

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