I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. - Claude Monet
ETSY BLOWOUT SALE
Someone asked me last week why I am liquidating my glass flower inventory and one answer is that I won't be doing bead shows in the future but the biggest answer is that I am moving into a whole fresh direction with my flower beads. I have been making flower beads since 2004 and during that time I have tried different styles. Right now I am changing directions a little and in that vein I must clear the cobwebs from my creativity as well as make room in my studio. All of my inventory will be liquidated at outrageously low prices and the new work will start showing up slowly on Etsy as "New Work".
I generally don't plan a lot as much as I create and buy parts that just sort of find a way to be something bigger but every once in a while I need to plan just because I need to know I can be structured. The Cherry Blossoms will be blooming in mid April around the Capitol city of Washington DC. Those who know me well know that Washington is the city of my heart but I digress a bit. I will be designing a piece in honor of the Cherry Blossom and then I will write a love story.
Cherry Blossom Tree
My first session of cherry blossoms which I think resulted in 8 flowers and 4 sets of opening blossoms. I won't decide on how to use them until I have at least 50 or more blossoms to work with but I think it might become larger then I am thinking. With most fruit blossoms, the flower buds emerge before the leaves allowing the tree to put its energy into forming the small fruit. Right now all my fruit trees are in the process of budding which I will photograph because it is bringing out the fruit bees.
Cherry Blossom Branches
Welcome to my World!
Life is really an adventure but whether that is swashbuckling adventure or turning over dead wood in the forest adventure it still should be whatever it is your soul needs to breath deep and smile spontaneously. I dabble in the magic of glass, the draw of the small torch flame and the wonder of a spectrum of beautiful color.
Glass Yellow Hibiscus
Yellow Glass Hibiscus Flowers
Afternoon in the Sweetpeas - Sold
Box Camera of Memories - Sold
COME SHOP ON LINE
I am no longer doing bead shows around the country
but will keep the flower and leaf beads in the Etsy store along
with the small Botanical Domes and other sculptures