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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