Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Magic Garden

My Grandmother had a magic garden.
No, really.
It was filled with pansies, daisies,
Pink Lady Slippers, hollyhocks and
the most gorgeous apricot-colored climbing roses
you've ever seen.

It was the same garden my mother grew up in.  Even though she
was more inclined to be swinging in the trees playing Tarzan
when she was a child,
it is here that she and my grandmother taught me to
make flower ladies. 
Flower Ladies with big Pink Lady Slipper dresses and
hollyhock hats.  And they could dance and dance
and dance.

My latest designs were inspired by "The Garden."
I spent hours and hours there in the shade
of a great big tree creating my
"magic" friends, wearing my
daisy chain crown that my mother taught me how to make.
I can't tell you how many daisy chains wilted
on my head in the warm California summer sun.

I created this design with a nod to my french grandmother
in whose garden I spent so many
enchanted hours.



sf said...

Ohhhh I love them! Esp the colors of french one!

La Dolce Vita said...

I am with Sarah, i love them both, but the frenchie one is killer!! xox

Anonymous said...

Wow! You have been so busy! I'm so excited to see you working again. But I guess you need to get a big stash for all those stores that want to sell your beautiful artwork.

cmoh said...

These are stunning! And so much work. I think I like the French inspired one at the bottom the most, but green is one of my favorite colors so that is probably why, they are all scrumptious!

Pandora said...

Good morning, I am out visiting from Alpha Stamps and am delighted I stopped by. Your pieces are amazing and I love the idea of sharing the creative process - that always interests me.

donnajean said...

I am speechless - the pieces are so stunning! I really enjoyed the process sharing, makes me feel like I am sitting next to you while you are working! Thanks so much for sharing. Am I must express my sympathy for the loss of your Sister. I cannot imagine that, it was so hard to lose my Father that I cannot imagine losing a sister. Please know my thoughts are with you.

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Your beaded bracelets are gorgeous. They must take a lot of time and effort to make...with lots of love, too.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely! The colors are gorgeous - I can't decide which I like best :)