Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Etsy Faves

Amazing creations all by contemporary textile / fiber artist Mandy Besek.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bee Balm

The multitude of cheery bright spiky blossoms of the bee balm plants always brighten my day in the summer. Dramatic in red they certainly make a statement since we have so many that have spread and taken up a large portion of the garden that was once used only for growing vegetables. I photographed a few stems that I plucked from the garden and wanted to share them:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pretty Ocean Inspired Jewelry

I saw these two new listings this morning by Dreamy Vintage on Etsy and had to share! Now that we are in the middle of summer these would make such a delightful accessory to any summer outfit!

Charm Necklace with Seashell Locket and Pearl. Summer Love

Charm Bracelet with Seashells and Lockets. Summer Love

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Purple Coneflower

I spotted the Echinacea purpurea or purple coneflower blooming in the yard today so had to pick a specimen to photograph! It always amazes me when I take close up shots of flowers what the camera picks up that my naked eye can't see. I enjoyed taking a lot of photos and thought I would share a few of my personal favorites below.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Yellow Pops

I had a ton of fun creating this collection featured below on Etsy called "Yellow Pops." I was very excited to find it on the front page of Etsy yesterday evening!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I have always adored hydrangeas. They have such stunning lush flowers and I am constantly intrigued by the various colors of the blooms. Every year seems to bring different shades of violet, pink and blue. I cut three long stems this afternoon and decided to capture their glory with my camera. Several of my favorites are featured below.