Friday, May 5, 2017

#271 - Reflections

I finished this challenging picture, which was made almost entirely from leaves, last Fall.  It is 11" x 14" framed.  I hope you like it.

291 - Vintage Bird Nest and 292 - Vintage Spring Robin

I'm happy to post two original press flower art pieces which I recently finished.  Don't they make you think of Spring.  Each is framed in matching cream colored 11" x 14" vintage wood frames.  I hope you like them.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Night Lights Made with Real Flowers

Here are samples of my pressed flower night lights which have been big hits at my shows.

New Votive Candle Holders and Ornaments

Check out some of my new work created in preparation for my upcoming show at the Rochester Museum of Science this weekend.  I hope you like them.

Votive Candle Holders:

Christmas Ornaments:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Special Occasion Calendars

Do you ever wish you had one place for recording birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions?  Check out my new 8-1/2" by 11" pressed flower calendars.  They have magnets on the back so they can be easily hung on your refrigerator or office filing cabinet.  They are encapsulated in 5 mil laminate with added UV protection and come with a fine point dry eraser marker and a clip to hold it in place.  Here are some examples of my creations.  All are priced at $20.00.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

269 - Gilded Lotus Flowers

The lotus flower has special meaning in many religions. Perhaps one of the strongest associations is observed in Hinduism where  the lotus flower is associated with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality and eternity. 

For my original pressed flower art I used real lotus petals and root cuttings, gerbera daisy stems and ginkgo leaves.  The background was created using gold leafing / gilding.  For maximum color retention, this original pressed flower piece was vacuum sealed between a  layer of mylar and acrylic. Then the mat was topped with a layer of 99% UV glass.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

265 - In The Garden Series

This original pressed flower picture showcases a bird in a garden.  The bird was made from the crotalaria plant, also known as rattlebox.  Both this and the red natal bottle brush flower (upper corner) were harvested from South Africa.  Other botanicals include queen anne’s lace, maidenhair fern, astilbe, salvia, speedwell, hydrangea, bridal wreath, alyssum, sweet clover and cardinal flower.  The background is hand-made paper.  The finished picture was sealed between a layer of mylar and 99% UV conservation glass for added protection.