Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wedding Bouquet

The following is a wedding bouquet which I made and gifted to my granddaughter.  The flowers were peonies and roses which were adorned with broaches. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bridal Invitation

I just finished a custom bridal invitation. It features lavendar roses, asters, larkspur and queen anne's lace.  This was a lot of fun to create.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ceramic Tile Coasters

I have added ribbons to pairs of coasters to give them a festive, Christmas feel.  We are off to the Marcellus show early tomorrow morning.

New Pressed Flower Pendants

Here is a photo of some of my pendants made from real flowers.  I have displayed them on paint chips.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Original Pressed Flower Bookmarks

I took some time to restore my inventory of bookmarks.  Here are examples of some that were created.  I love black backgrounds for bookmarks.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Keuka Creations, Penn Yan

I now have two framed originals plus some of my trivets, coasters, pendants and wraps available for sale at the Keuka Creations storefront located at 110 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY.  They offer artwork and fine crafts made locally in the Finger Lakes.

Friday, November 16, 2012

#142 - Wagon of Flowers

I love creating wagons which can be filled with flowers.  The wagon was created with fall leaves, straw (dyed green) and yellow daisies.  It is filled with a vast bouquet of blossoms and greens including the center sunflower, delphinium, pincussion, geranium, salvia, hydrangea and maidenhair fern.  The butterflies are geranium and rose petals and a piece of green leaf.  The ground was covered with silver poplar leaves. The background was decorative paper.

This original is 11" x 14" with the matt and frame and will look lovely on a wall with #140 - Wheelbarrow of Flowers which is still available as of 16-Nov-2012.  For more information on this original pressed flower art, see my October 17th posting.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

#138 - Regal Rooster

This regal rooster has generated a lot of crowing and clucking but has not yet found a new home.  This project started with the rooster.  The black body was created with hollyhock petals.  The wing, tail, head and comb were adorned with gerbera daisy petals. The white neck feathers were from pompas grass.  For the feet and beak, I used tree bark.

Once the rooster was done, I tackled the barnyard.  The ground was covered with lily of the valley leaves and adorned primarily with butterfly weed, goldenrod, Fall leaves and ornamental grass blossoms.  The coop was made with browned daylily leaves and trimmed with poplar leaves which are white on the undersides. The fence is made from straw and the trees from ornamental cabbage.  The sky was created from the back side of poplar leaves.  The final product matted and framed is 16" x 20".

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christkindle Show Results

The Christkindle show was a success.  I sold several originals and generated considerable interest in my work.  My ceramic tile trivets and coasters were popular as were my new pressed flower pendants.  I almost sold out of Christmas ornaments on Friday.  I will definitely consider attending this show next year.

Thank you to everyone who supported my art at this great show!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christkindle Show

I've been working diligently in preparation for the upcoming Christkindle Show November 9-11.  We setup tomorrow and the show starts on Friday afternoon.  There is always much to do in preparation for a show.  I'm looking forward to showing off my new work.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

#141 - Orchid Birch Basket

This original pressed flower art is 11 x 14" and features a beautiful orchid from a Mother's Day bouquet from my son and his wife.  It also includes delphinium, dogwood, roses, deutzia and japanese maple.  The basket was made from birch tree bark.  The table was made from smoke bush leaves. The background is decorative paper. I hope you like it!

This piece can be purchased at Keuka Creations located at 110 Main St., Penn Yan, NY.

Friday, October 26, 2012

#144 - Dancing Leaves

"Dancing Leaves" is 11" x 14" and shows my vision of Fall in Western New York. It features several layers of fall leaves and sea oats over a background of gold textured handmade paper and layers of Japanese Sanwa paper.

This original piece was sold at the Christkindle Show in Canandaigua.

#143 - A Toast for Two

"A Toast for Two" is 11" x 14" in size and was meant to create warm thoughts of times spent with great friends.  The wine bottle was made primarily from red and white onion skins. The label features real pressed grapes, cora bell leaves and cucumber tendrils.  The blue seal was made from dyed straw and the cork from tree bark. The wine glasses were also made from red onion skin and adorned with dyed straw.  The table was made from several layers of corn husks.  The picture on the wall is a print of one of my original pressed flower pieces. It was framed using browned day lilly leaves. The green background is mulberry paper.  

This original piece was sold at the Christkindle Show in Canandaigua. Coasters and trivets featuring this image will be available soon.

New 6 x 6" Trivets / Hanging Tiles

Recently, we expanded our product line to include high quality ceramic tile trivets.  They are 6" x 6" in size, can handle heat and can also be hung on a wall. They feature digital copies of our most popular pressed flower images. 

Christmas Ornaments

In preparation for the Christkindle Show, I have created glass ornaments which have been adorned with pressed flowers and leaves. My granddaughter, Faith, assisted with some of the designs. This picture shows a sample.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Show Schedule

Look for B's Garden Treasures at the following upcoming shows:

November 9th, 10th & 11th, 2012 -- Christkindle Market Art & Crafts Show @ the Granger Homestead, 295 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.  Hours:  Fri, 1pm-7pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-4pm.  We will be in tent #2, Both #103.  Christkindle Video

December 1st, 2012 -- Marcellus Driver Middle School "Holiday Happening" Show, 2 Reed Parkway, Marcellus, NY 13108.  Hours:  10am-4pm.

Available Products Include:  Original pressed flower framed art, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, 6" x 6" trivets, 4" x 4" coasters, bookmarks, calendars, coupon holders, luggage tags, greeting and note cards, digital prints and more.

#138 - Rooster and Barnyard

This pressed flower art piece features a rooster which was created with black hollyhock, white pompas grass, gerbera daisy and blanket flower petals.  For the background, the sky was made with the undersides of blackberry and poplar leaves. The barn was made with browned daylilly leaves and stray. The trees were made with ornamental kale. The fence was made with straw. The ground features lilly of the valley leaves, butterfly weed, goldenrod, artemesia and leaves.  The original which is matted and framed to 16 x 20" is currently available (Oct 22, 2012).  It is also available as a 6 x 6" hangable trivet and as a digital print.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

#140 - New Wheelbarrow of Flowers

I recently finished this original (#140-Wheelbarrow) which features lily, pansy, hibiscus, bird of paradise, bridal wreath, solidago and pincushion in the wheelbarrow. The wheelbarrow itself was created from blackberry leaves and straw. The front wheel is made with coreopsis. The framed and matted original is currently available (Oct 22, 2012). This image can also be purchased as a digital print.

Pittsford Garden Club Workshop

On October 16th I was invited by the Pittsford, NY Garden Club to share pressing techniques and to hold a workshop on creating a greeting card with pressed flowers.  Participants created a petal girl card. I was very impressed with their originality and talent. Everyone seemed to have a good time.

#139 - Birdhouse with Squirrel

The birdhouse in this picture was created with white poplar and a brown leaf. The squirrel was created with cardinal flower and ornamental grass blossom.  The garden features speedwell, butterfly weed, salvia, deutzia and silver poplar leaves. The birds were from delphinium.  This picture measures 11" x 14"framed.

This original was sold at the Christkindle Show in Canandaigue.  It is currently available as an 11" x 14" matted frame-ready print.

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