Monday, March 19, 2018

Weekend Floral Illustrations: Here Comes Spring!

Hi friends! Wow, what a busy week we had here last week! It seemed like we had important events and things to do every day and evening, and I was so glad when the weekend finally rolled around!  I was so looking forward to doing something to help me unwind...something artsy of course! 

I had a lot of fun doodling around with some watercolor flower illustrations. I painted them up with my watercolors and then inked them with some pigment ink pens. These were nothing stiff and formal, just loose and fun— and they were so relaxing to do!

I love how they turned out so I scanned a few of them into my computer and turned them into transparencies, cleaned them up, and then created some cool products with them in my POD (print on demand) shops on Society6, Redbubble, and DBH (DesignbyHumans.)

These really got me in the mood for spring! I love how the products turned out - especially the bedding and pillows. I think I will be turning these into cards that will be available in my Zazzle shop. I think they'd make great Thank You note cards and Wedding Invitations! 

 Peachy watercolor bouquet

Peachy watercolor bouquet pillow at Society6

Watercolor pink roses

Watercolor pink roses comforter from Society6 

Bridesmaid Wedding Unique Beautiful Pink Rose Top
Bridesmaid and wedding party tops in my Zazzle shop

Yellow and blue spring floral

Yellow and Blue Spring Floral Watercolor Women's Fitted Scoop T-Shirt
Yellow and blue spring floral relaxed fit t-shirt on Redbubble

 I finished up these two last night

Which do you like the best?

Have a great week!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dreamy Bohemian Garden Spaces II


...Something that glimmers and shines, colored glass, little pops of unexpected paint colors, mixes of different tones of metals and patinas, mixing shiny with worn, and of course, organic natural textures and colors of grass and stone...

Take a look at these dreamy Bohemian garden spaces and I think you'll agree - they're out of this world...

Wouldn't you love to live here? 

Create a mosaic with stained glass or beach glass scraps. Smooth the edges of the glass with a glass grinder, or put the pieces in a rock tumbler to create your own homemade faux beach glass. Use the pieces in a mosaic, like this one done in stone and concrete. 

Gems, stones and crystals for bees & butterflies to land and drink via gardening choice

Handmade windchime garden bell from

Heart shaped bird bath via

Suncatcher from Willowtreeloft on Etsy

Paint or mosaic some garden stones. (here's how) Image via Julie Satamura via Dunn Gardens

You can make your own awesome colored glass garden window with glass gems and stained glass scraps. Use a strong adhesive that dries clear, such as E6000 to adhere the glass & gems to an old window.

Bell tree on copper with wire, beads, and bells from Lakeside

Rock garden spiral

Wire cloud with stained glass droplets

Unique garden design

Which is your favorite? 

Have a great week!

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Broken China Jewelry - New In My Etsy Shop


Here's what's new in my Etsy shop this weekend! Lots more to come soon, so be sure to check back again. All items are available here!

Have a great week!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Great Ideas For Beautiful DIY Raised Garden Beds

Hi friends! It's almost that time of year again! Yay! Spring is right around the corner. Thank goodness for that! (and by the way, don't forget to spring forward with your alarm clock this weekend on 3/11/18 for daylight savings time.) Now is the perfect time to start planning your garden. Have you ever thought about using raised garden beds in your garden?

Whether you already have them or have never heard of them before, raised garden beds have many benefits. They help improved drainage, they don't require much digging, they’re easy to fill with good soil, they help protect your plants from being eaten by wildlife, and they grow much fewer weeds then a regular garden. But not only that, raised garden beds can look great, and you can build them yourself. 

With just a few supplies, a little bit of know-how, and an afternoon or two, you can have your own raised garden bed in your backyard. Check out these great ideas for DIY raised garden beds and maybe you will be convinced to make one for your own backyard.

Be inspired! By Kelley from The Polished Pebble

Beautiful and organized!

DIY raised garden beds from Chrislovesjulia

U-shaped garden bed with gate

Very cool covered greenhouse garden, Apartment Therapy

Wine crates make unique containers and are just the right size for balconies!

DIY raised garden bed with trellis, Emilyclark

What do you think?
Have you ever built a raised garden bed?

Have a great week!

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