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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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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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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Watercolor Blooms

Watercolor Flowers - janetcrosby.com

I have been practicing watercolor painting this summer.I can’t stop making these little note cards for enclosures or tiny pick-me-up notes. Next up… maybe some birds or ocean themes…? For now, flowers-flowers-and more flowers! These note cards are business card size. And mini envelopes!┬áLove. Not much bigger than postage stamps. ­čÖé

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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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Happy Spring (and New Beads)

Cherry Blossom Heart - janetcrosby.com

First off, happy spring! Even though many of you have been experiencing less than spring-like conditions. I found this sweet little cherry blossom heart last week while walking. At first, I thought someone fashioned this floral greeting, but it was just the way a little branch was growing out of the trunk. I know. I…

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Flower Arranging Tutorial

Floristry is the production, commerce and trade in flowers. It encompasses flower care and handling, floral design or flower arranging, merchandising, and display and flower delivery. Wholesale florists sell bulk flowers and related supplies to professionals in the trade. Retail florists offer fresh flowers and related products and services to consumers. Floristry can involve the…

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A Test Post with Comments

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