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~ ~ * flowers from heaven... . . *

flowers... raining down from the sky ~*
from the ether~*
.....purely delightful ~*

this time i put in a ' fresh ' floral installation  as backdrop for the new merchandise ~ ~ *
i started out with  just a few sprigs of fresh ranunculus blooms & some flowering greens gently hung by ribbons and colored string with a backdrop of just cut blossoming branches  suspended horizontally behind ~ * ~ * such a nice, new energy of the fresh florals to be in the mix and part of the props this time.
.... it's like having a friend there creating the Vision with me ~*




~ well....... all that's needed now is  a simple yet elegant Gardener's frock to step in this scene ~











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~ there you go. what else do you need. done.  enjoy..... ~ *
Recent posts

~ jasmine tarts......

~ the sweet, intoxicating scent of Jasmine flowers* ... .  one of the first blooms of the spring !
i love this Jasmine and just want to roll in it and eat it and.... . Become it ~* !
i end up making anything i can think of out of it ~! first, of course... . is a Tart ~ * you know, i've come to love my limitations, as they keep things and decisions so comfortingly simple.
so...... i have just ~1~ lonely pear  in the fruit bowl on the table &  a few berries in the fridge.
then i noticed another first bloom... . my striped rose ~* . ... so that had to get tucked in for a bit of taste and color. the sweet pear sliced very thin to show off the beautiful seeds & core hiding inside. ~ sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle ..... .   . and there you go, a true Feast for the eyes, palate & soul ~ *
~ be sure to make some Jasmine sugar to use for everything ... .
. ......... and bake ~ * ~ so sweeeeet !


~ floral energies... . .

~ f l o w e r s & their   l e a f y companions.... . .  . ?

~ * they are everywhere. ( good thing ~ * ) How can we  L I V E  without them ~ ? ! ! ...or more importantly :
How can we live W I T H them ? !! ~ * for me... . they naturally a l w a y s make their way to the kitchen ~ * sliced pears with p a n s i e s & varigated lemon thyme...  or cranberries with rosemary & Johnny jump-ups ~* ~ * f l o r a l s to float in my ceramic vessels... . ~ photograph and print on my business cards... .  .
~ to fantasize about in my doodlings... .  .
~* what f l o r a l s do you l i v e with.. ?

~ a sweet & happy New Year.... . .

( . .... from my communication device to yours ~ * )
~ * i   w i s h   you all
                 out there.... .  .

.   .  . ..... a truly s w e e t & h a p p y new year ~ !

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paper... porcelain... twig..... & tea ~ *

~ what i seem to always need perched by my side.... is something beautiful to drink... .

.  ... so feeling a bit pressured in the studio this morning,
i decided to use the time-tested 'calm down' tea known to artists, moms, cats and children~

catnip.
this time..... iced, with a bit of peach nectar for color~*
so.........
back to the studio table to create a new piece
and remembering the annual 'crow show'
from last october. inspired by these lovlies catching their shadows while walking across the design table and perched around my studio..... .   .  ..... and testing my newly made  porcelain paper clay

i decided to go ahead
and...
'coat' a crow ~* ( too funny... )
how cool is that !
and a few natural twigs too.  several coats later... .
the wood, the crow fibers & feathers
will all burn away in the kiln
leaving all hollow inside.

... then for a little bit of 'ink' ~*

~ cheating, i know, but now... they are like immortalized! i'm sure, being cro…

new sites.. new perspective... ~ *

On the open road
or in my own kitchen ~

 i can hardly believe
 the amount of time
 that elapses between posts... .
i've changed that.
because this.... the garden the florals the edibles and the visuals the bringing it close every day. every time... .
is who i am. is what i love most.
in the meantime.... .
stay tuned in, watch for ' the book ' & please...  feed the fish~ ~*


~ the CROW Costume Contest... . .

with an October window to install...
in between the fall Tarts...
i chose a few crows to line up in the window for a bit of drama...
painted on my favorite crepe paper for the backdrop...
done.
right~*
Well... .

of course, it started out  quite innocently with a rather 'plain' crow... and just thinking that they needed a little something so the first one got a simple fabric twist adornment and then the black & white papers and the scissors
and the little pins starting finding their way to the design table...
they had such a natural stance, such grace, such presence... .
( and such wisdom, that of course,
they would never tell.... ) ~ with all of them just milling about in their little outfits... i just had to give them numbers for a bit of a costume parade of sorts ... and the costume contest was born. ~ so... .   .  here now are the entries for the " C R O W
C O S T U M E   C O N T E S T " (( you can vote for your favorite candidate here at my ' julie diane artis…