Today I created a Mother’s Day card with one of my original designs. I just love pansies at this time of year and think they are so perky and have such beautiful faces and are so appropriate on a mother’s day greeting. If you would like to order a custom made card for your mother or a mother you know who loves flowers, give me a call or e-mail me. The cost of a custom-ordered card is $7.95. 541-608-9238 [email protected]
Today I instructed eight year old Emma on making a pressed flower pendant in the “Mountain Lake” design. She is one of the students in the Dharma School Program in the Buddhist Center where I teach. She had seen a pendant I had made for one of the others teachers at the center and ask me if I would teach her how to make one. I had observed her for a year doing various art projects and decided that she had the focus and patience to be sucessful at this project. When we began the project I showed her pictures of breaking down the project in three steps. She said she understood this and was ready to proceed. I explained the various gluing proceedures and as she started the first step she utilized these methods using her original way of gluing and placing the delicate botanical material using straight pins and tweezers. When some of the botanicals broke Emma started again until she had placed the botanicals without breaking. Many adults I have worked with were not able to hold the focus in the way Emma did. She wanted to add the small details of the bushes and trees which I could have side-stepped. She completed the bottom third of the picture and then I showed her how to place the picture in glass in she inserted it into the memory frame. Together we added the jump ring and put it on a suede chord. I talked later in the day with one of my adult flower art students and she said she didn’t yet have the courage to tackle a pendant. Emma taught me a valuable lesson on how intention, focus and determination led her to achieve her goal. I also learned from working with her that I could simplify the project for some children who do not yet have her ability to focus.
Freedom is Letting Go
This one day workshop focuses attention on creating mandalas to facilitate letting go of anxious thoughts, false concepts, wants, and desires in order to experience more peace of mind and happiness. Participants will have the opportunity to examine
A customer asked me to put the prices of my Valentine Print Cards in my blog. They are $1.25 for an individual plain card and 5 for $5.50. I also have cards that are decorated with glitter and an rhinestone. The individual decorated card is $1.50 and 5 for $7.50. The card size is 4″ x 5 1/4 “. If you live in the Medford area you can pick them up at my house. Out-of-town orders will have an additional $2.00 charge for postage. Call or e-mail me if you are interested in ordering. 541-608-9238 [email protected]
I am also working on making some pressed flower pendants for a spa in Rogue River and will share more information later.
I entered my 2013 Valentine Card Design in a card contest with the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild. I made print cards of this design and am selling them individually or in a pack of 5. If you are interested in ordering call or e-mail me.
Beginning Dec. 17, Monday, my pendants will be for sale at Cowboy Flowers in Ruch. They will be on sale for the rest of the month of December for $22.00(reg. $25.95) The styles there will be “Mountain Lake”, “Night Moon” and “Signature Hummingbird”.
To get there take the main street out of Jacksonville(HWY 238) going toward Grant’s Pass. When you come to Ruch(8miles) there willl be a Y in the road and take the left turn. Cowboy Flowers is about 2 blocks on the left. For store hours and to check availability of pendants call the owner Barb Wallgren, 541-899-5708.
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