When we lived in the Bay Area of California 15 years ago, this pot held a lovely little lemon tree. Now, in Colorado, it holds annuals- bright crisp little dahlias, lantana and floppy coral petunias.
On Sunday, my husband and I went to a lovely wedding in Lyons, Co….at Planet Bluegrass. A beautiful event, on beautiful grounds along the shade of the St.Vrain river. These charming flowers were planted in an old turquoise tube outside one of the wooden buildings.
Lately I have been working on my free-lance design job, designing sweaters for Lost Horizons, that are hand knit in Nepal. This is the time of the design process-gathering sales information, sketching, editing and then CADs (Computer Aided Design) and tech packs. I’m deep into it. Hardly coming up for air except for a few orders to ship, meals and exercise. Oh, and a little sleep too. Drawing and painting these little daily pieces relaxes me and loosens up my brain to be able to start the day.
More yummy necklaces for my show this weekend- Two with beaded beads and a variety of gemstones, and one Anasazi necklace in the “Papaya” color palette.
I bought these flowers, thinking only about the beautiful vase created by glass artist, Bruce Stowell – http://www.glasstrianglestudio.com/bruces_glass – and the colors that would sing together with it’s cranberry, raspberry reds and soft jewel tones.
Here are 3 new necklaces that I am preparing for my show next weekend, The Denver Arts Festival- http://www.denverartsfestival.com . They blend complex and textural beaded beads with beautiful stones like smoky quartz, jade, apatite, amazonite , citrine, raw amber, yellow turquoise, fluorite, hematite, pyrite, prehnite, silver and brass. All are about 18″ in length.
A delicious color study of early summer.
I’ve taken the form of my new Labyrinth necklace and made it in a bracelet. A fun vehicle for playful color…very light and summery.
My son sent a photo of his recent harvest from his garden in Eugene, OR. The lettuce looks like some kind of beautiful (and delicious) green flower.
Every year they open with jubilation. Incredible to see that Nature has created such a thing of beauty. Such saturation and striking contrast of the rich red against the spring green.