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.