new lockets and fig buttercups

Two bits of good news. I am not mia or forgetting about this blog! I have some major time-consuming work obligations right now (which take up part of my weekend as well) but come the end of May it will end and I will be less busy! Also, I look forward to a relaxing, painting-filled and totally free summer in the coming months. I have been using this time to go back to the well, so to speak, and sketch, plan, journal. I hope to revamp this blog with more of my process, my inspirations, sketches. Would you like to see more of my sketchbooks? I’d like to know! The second bit of news is of a shop update, with a couple of lockets that feature my sketchings and bits from my oil paintings.
A preview of a vintage locket that will be in my shop within the next few days…

Close up, the blue bird is taken from Pulling on our Ribbons and Hair. I think I’m going to tie a piece of vintage fabric to the top of this one.

And the gal from the locket graces the inside of my giant sketching book/ journal.

I ventured to a swampy glen down the street to take some pics of my lockets. There are the most amazing flowers that carpet the entire woods floor, creating an almost day-glow effect. They are called Fig Buttercups, or Pilewort and they grow in moist areas (and often mix with the skunk cabbage, which is abundant here as well.)

A close-up of these sweet little perennial blooms.

I am so grateful for each and every one of your comments here! It keeps me going, inspires me to post more often… Thank you!!

13 replies on “new lockets and fig buttercups”

  1. Eeep ! My favourite girl of yours … in a *silver* locket …
    I’m in love already !

    Nice to read you, and I always love to have a glimpse at your sketchbooks !
    Everything is always so pretty around here …
    And I’m glad to see that I found a fellow flower-geek in you ♥

    Good luck with the hard work but don’t forget to take care,
    x x x

  2. I love to see your sketchbooks, they are always so inspirering ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh how I wish the woods here could look like that now…. here we still have lots of snow, but it will melt away in the next 4-5 weeks (it always does this time of year)

  3. Hi !
    The flower are called Svalรถrt in Sweden.
    I have them in my forestgarden,every year ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I love to see your sketchbooks—-

  4. Oh wow! that forest is magical! What a beautiful and inspiring place to see your new pieces! I would love to see your sketches. I am bad, I never sketch. I need to learn patience and do it…I have a terrible attention span I guess.

    Your beautiful spring reminds me of Anne of Green Gables. I’m reading it now, and its full of such lovely nature imagery.

    Good luck with all your work endeavors and cant wait to see what you make this summer!~

  5. I would love to see more of your sketchbooks! Everything you’ve shown so far has been beautiful.

    Good luck with your work, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your blog this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

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